MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He said that Netanyahu and Assad expressed interest in holding talks in Moscow.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal on organizing an Israeli-Palestinian summit in Moscow with participation of Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas is still on the table. Both sides expressed interest in holding such an event. We now await proposals on mutually acceptable timeframes for holding such a meeting," Bogdanov said at a conference.
Relations between Israel and Palestine have been wrecked for decades, as Palestinians have been seeking diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. The State of Palestine is recognized by 137 countries, including Russia.