Kremlin confirms the upcoming meeting of Putin and Netanyahu

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Moscow on February 27. Putin’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that preparations were being made, RIA Novosti reports. Peskov also said that the settlement of Syrian conflict will be discussed at the meeting. 

As reported on the website of the Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu stated that during the meeting with Putin, “Iran's issue will be at the top of the agenda.” They will also discuss the coordination mechanism between the Israeli and Russian militaries in order to “maintain stability and to prevent unnecessary tensions in the region.” 

On February 21, Putin and Netanyahu had a telephone conversation and again agreed to hold a working meeting in Russia. They had a meeting scheduled for that day but the Israeli Prime Minister canceled on short notice, the day before. 

President Putin’s aide, Yuri Ushakov stated that Netanyahu postponed the visit because of the preparations for elections that will be held on April 9.

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