BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Wednesday ahead of bilateral talks between the two leaders.
Netanyahu congratulated Putin on “very successful World Cup” and praised the cooperation between two nations in the Middle East.
After the meeting the leaders discussed bilateral cooperation as well as the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, Iran and the situation in Syria.
During his visit to Russia, the Israeli PM is expected to attend the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation (Russian): “Generally our relations are developing in a positive way. At the moment I will not recount all figures, they are positive.”
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation (Russian): “But it concerns not only our cooperation in economy. It concerns also our cooperation in a political sphere and between military agencies.”
SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew): “First of all I would like to congratulate you on very successful World Cup.”
SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew): “It is well-known for you – our focus is what is going on in Syria and Iran.”
SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew): “Our cooperation is the most important key factor that can stabilise the whole region. And I would like to thank you for this opportunity to meet and discuss all these issues.”