In mid-October in Israel with official visit will arrive the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu. This information, published by the radio station «Kan bet», edition NEWSru.co.il confirmed the official sources in the Ministry of defense of Israel. According to published information, Shoigu will be the official guest of defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman.
During the talks the defense Ministers will discuss the issue of Iran’s nuclear program and the situation in Syria. Israel has repeatedly expressed concern about the deepening Iranian influence in this country, and of Iran’s intention to deploy Shiite armed groups in the border area with Israel. Will also discuss the attempts of the transfer of Iranian weapons to Hezbollah through Syria. Lieberman and Shoigu will also discuss issues related to the coordination steps between Israel and Russia.
We are talking about the first visit of Sergei Shoigu to Israel since his inauguration.
In April 2017 Avigdor Lieberman and Sergei Shoigu, met in Moscow during the visit of the Minister of defense of Israel in the Russian capital to participate in the conference on security issues. and this meeting, Lieberman said that the middle East is the hot spot and a hotbed of terrorism and destabilization of the world community. He noted that the safety impact of unresolved social and economic problems in the region. Lieberman also said that Israel is at the epicenter of events on its borders are the militants of the terrorist organizations. According to him, Israel is trying to act against terrorists decisively and effectively.
According to TASS, Sergei Shoigu at the meeting discussed further cooperation between Russia and the United States, which will be aimed at strengthening the fight against terrorism and further coordination of actions in Syria. «Our countries have much in common, and in many regions, we aim to develop partnerships with Israel as a key partner and player in the middle East. We long time cooperate in solving regional and global problems,» — said the Russian Minister. He noted that in Israel, as in Russia, I know firsthand about the problems of terrorism. «I hope today we will have the opportunity to discuss everything related to the operation in Syria. The more that we are there as part of our agreement on the prevention of incidents the air. We hope that our further work will focus on strengthening our fight against terrorism and to further coordination in the region,» — quoted by TASS Shoigu.
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