Israeli Parliament Speaker Praises Russia's Role in Middle East Talks

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Israeli Parliament speaker Yoel Edelstein emphasized Russia's influence in the world and its important role in regulating the situation in the Middle East, according to the statement of Russia's Federation Council.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) —  Israeli Parliament speaker Yoel Edelstein on Friday noted Moscow's important contribution to regulation of the Middle East situation, in a conversation with his Russian counterpart Valentina Matvienko, a press statement from Russia's Federation Council said.

"The Speaker of the Knesset of the State of Israel emphasized Russia's influence in the world and its important role in regulating the situation in the Middle East," the press statement said.

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According to the Federation Council press office, Edelstein stressed the importance of the dialogue between the parliaments of the two countries, including meetings of the parliament speakers, while Matvienko said that Israel-Russia relationship is an important factor in stabilizing the situation in the Middle East region as well as in the world.

Matvienko also emphasized the constructive and productive nature of the relationship, the collaboration on many political, economical and social issues.

Matvienko and Edelstein met on the sidelines of the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Strasbourg.

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