Netanyahu: Russia, Israel 'Face Many Common Challenges'

© AP Photo / Ivan SekretarevRussian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Russia and Israel will discuss how to strengthen and develop relations for the next 25 years, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Netanyahu noted that Russia and Israel always had some important issues to discuss, such as cooperation in the fields of technology, agriculture, regional problems.

"This visit is a special one, because in its framework we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between [our] countries. We will discuss…how to strengthen and to develop our relations for the next 25 years," Netanyahu said.

"We face many common challenges," Netanyahu added.

The close ties between Russia and Israel are maintained by the fact that many former citizens of the Soviet Union live in Israel, Netanyahu stressed.

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