On the evening of 21 November, a telephone conversation took place between Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said the conversation took place on the initiative of the Israeli side.
The press service of the President of the Russian Federation reported that during a telephone conversation was «held substantive exchange of views on the prospects for the development of the situation in the middle East, especially in the context of the culminating stage of the struggle against international terrorism in Syria.»
Vladimir Putin briefed Netanyahu on the outcome of negotiations with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad, as well as the uses conducted on 22 November in Sochi trilateral summit of the countries-guarantors of the Astana process – Russia, Iran and Turkey.
«In this regard, noted the importance of the work organisation of the Congress of the national dialogue, which aims to give additional impetus to inter-Syrian dialogue – and, along with Astana’s format, to facilitate the work conducted under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva,» — said in a press release.
In addition, the two leaders discussed practical issues related to the situation on the Syrian-Israeli border.
The report notes that both sides expressed interest in further expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation, including contacts between special services.
Also on the evening of 21 November, Putin told Egyptian President Abel Fattah al-Sisi, who during the telephone conversation, praised Russia’s contribution to «the defeat of international groups of terrorists in Syria.»
A few hours earlier Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria with U.S. President Donald trump. According to the press service of the Kremlin, during the meeting with the President of the United States «carried out the idea of the necessity of preserving the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, to reach a political settlement on the principles that should be developed during the widest Syrian negotiation process. That is the aim of the Russian initiative to hold soon in Sochi, the Congress of national dialogue.» Putin also dedicated to trump the details of the meeting with Assad.
The leaders of Russia and the United States have obmanulis of views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, agreed on the need to seek diplomatic solutions to resolve the problem.
In addition, they discussed the topic of Ukraine. «When considering a crisis situation in the Southeast of Ukraine the President of Russia drew attention to the lack of real alternatives to the unconditional implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015», — said the press service of the Kremlin.
Note that on November 21 the authorities of Iran and Iraq declared victory over the «Islamic state». A day earlier, the leader of «Hezbollah» Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in a televised address to the Lebanese expressed readiness to withdraw fighters from Iraq with «military victory» won over IG.
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