Russia supports two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Putin tells Abbas

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, where Putin stressed the importance of achieving a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue, Wafa news agency reported.

Vladimir Putin with Mahmoud Abbas
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talk to each other during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. AP

President Abbas, who arrived in the Russian city yesterday, briefed President Putin on the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue.

The discussion focused on bilateral cooperation as well as the Middle East agenda with regards to Russia’s efforts to help reach an Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

Putin said that the Russian Federation’s position on Palestine with regards to how to solve the Palestinian issue remains unchanged, according to a Kremlin press release.

"The Palestinian problem should be solved in keeping with the earlier UN Security Council resolutions and on a just basis that takes into account the interests of all people living in this region, on the basis of the two-state concept. We will certainly work towards this, no matter how difficult this might be," Putin said.

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