19:49 GMT17 April 2021
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    Russia and Israel previously discussed possible close cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic, including possible joint production of medications, after a top Israeli hospital ordered 1.5 million doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi are holding a joint press conference after a meeting, as the diplomats are expected to discuss cooperation between the two countries as well as current issues in the Middle East, including the tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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