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    Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz said that Israel and Russia will sign a joint statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between countries.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Israel and Russia will sign a joint statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states during the upcoming visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Russia, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz told Sputnik.

    On June 6-8, Netanyahu will visit Russia to meet Russian leadership and to sign a number of agreements on bilateral cooperation.

    "In addition [to the agreements], a joint statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between our states," Heifetz said.

    Despite the fact that Moscow supported the creation of the State of Israel, the Soviet Union broke off the diplomatic ties with the Middle Eastern state in 1967. The diplomatic relations were resumed only on October 18, 1991, shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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