RAMALLAH (Sputnik) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Sputnik that his visit to Moscow is unrelated to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the Russian capital around the same time.
"We discussed several possible dates for the visit and agreed on this one, which coincidentally coincides with the Israeli prime minister's stay in Moscow. This shows that Russia can have good relations with Palestine and maintain the same relations with Israel. Our presence in one place at one time means nothing more. Our task is to discuss relations with Russia, not with Israel," al-Maliki told Sputnik.