On Sunday, November 26, arrived in Moscow on a four-day official visit of the delegation of the Knesset’s foreign Affairs and defense, as reported on the website of the Israeli Parliament.
The delegation – Chairman of the Commission of AVI Dichter (Likud), Omer Bar-Lev («the Zionist camp»), Anat Berko (Likud), Moti Yogev («Jewish home»), ofer Shelah («Yesh Atid») and Eyal Ben-Reuven («Zionist camp») .
Participants of the Israeli delegation will have a meeting with the members of the Committee on foreign Affairs and Committee on defense and security, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation headed by Konstantin Kosachev and Viktor Bogdanov, respectively.
In addition, Israeli legislators will hold talks with Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, special representative of Russian President for the Middle East Deputy Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society; Leonid Slutsky – Chairman of the Committee on international Affairs State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Venediktov, as well as with former Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Ivanov.
The members of the delegation of the Knesset intend to discuss with the Russian side on the current situation in Syria, Iranian influence in the country, as well as in other regions of the Middle East, the threat posed by Tehran to the Jewish state, as well as coordination to prevent clashes between Israel defense forces and operating in Syria the armed forces of the Russian Federation.