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Russia is ready to host Palestinian-Israeli talks

Vestnik Kavkaza – Russia is ready to provide a venue in Moscow for negotiations on Palestinian-Israeli settlement, head of the Russian State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said on YouTube channel Solovyev Live on Saturday, TASS reports.

“Russia supports a meeting of the Middle East Quartet. <…> However, the United States acted out yet again, saying that it was not ready for it,” the lawmaker noted. “We are also proposing to convene another ‘quartet,’ purely Middle Eastern this time from the geographical point of view,” he explained. The lawmaker noted that he meant Israel, Palestine, Arab countries that re-established diplomatic ties with Israel, Saudi Arabia.

“We are ready to provide them with the venue in Moscow. We – [meaning] Russia, the Foreign Ministry, <…>, the State Duma. We are in daily contact with our colleagues from both parties to the conflict,” he continued.

The lawmaker again urged to undertake steps to convene the Middle East Quartet.

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