Russia and Syria, along with other states, should create favorable conditions for resetting Arab-Israeli dialogue, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.
Medvedev will embark on his first official visit to Damascus on Monday and Tuesday.
"Discussion of current issues relating to regional security will have a special place in the forthcoming talks," Medvedev said in an article published by Syrian paper Al Watan.
He said re-setting relations in the region was of vital importance to Russia.
"Russia, as a permanent member of the UN security council and member of the Middle East Quartet, consistently makes serious efforts to reset Arab-Israeli dialogue."
The president said the international community's agenda includes the challenge of establishing a new, just and stable world order.
"Alongside economic tensions, world development is threatened by Regional and local conflicts, terrorism, crime and climactic challenges," he wrote.
"All of this dictates the unifying agenda and the necessity to harmonize international relations based on the convergence and interpenetration of different economies and cultures."
MOSCOW, May 9 (RIA NOVOSTI)