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    Russia Interested in Gas Production on Israeli Mediterranean Shelf

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    The Russian companies are interested in participating in the gas production projects in the Mediterranean shelf of Israel, according to the materials to the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Israeli prime minister arrived in Moscow to meet with the Russian president.

    "Among the promising areas of cooperation <…> the energy sphere (Russian companies are interested in participating in the natural gas production projects on the Mediterranean coast of Israel)," the documents read.

    According to the materials, the promising areas of bilateral cooperation are aircraft construction, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

    Netanyahu's visit comes soon after Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Russian capital in March. During the meeting, with Israeli President, Putin noted that he was planning to hold talks with the Israeli prime minister in the near future.

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