Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, the prime minister’s press service said. The parties discussed the situation in the region and agreed to hold a working meeting in Russia “in the near future”.
The Kremlin’s announcement about the telephone call between Putin and Netanyahu does not specify the exact date of the meeting.
Netanyahu and Putin were expected to meet on February 21. However, Israeli media reported that Netanyahu canceled his visit to Moscow at the last moment and will hold a meeting with Rafi Peretz, head of the Jewish House Party, and Bezalel Smotrich, the leader of the National Unity bloc.