MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will support Palestinian efforts to settle the conflicts in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Moscow on Sunday with a two-day visit.
"I am pleased that we meet regularly and have the possibility to consult, make adjustments to our bilateral relations and react to regional events. I know that you are taking active steps to push forward the settlement process. Of course, we will support your efforts, aimed at activating everything that is necessary for a constructive dialogue," Putin said at a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The Russian president noted that he was planning to discuss bilateral relations and economic cooperation during the meeting.
The State of Palestine is recognized by 136 of the 193 UN member states, including Russia.