Putin: Russia and Israel develop effective cooperation mechanism

Putin: Russia and Israel develop effective cooperation mechanism

Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Sochi with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in Russia on a short working visit.

"I am pleased to see that we have developed effective cooperation mechanisms, including at the top level," Putin said at the meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister. "We hold regular and urgent meetings when the circumstances call for our direct involvement, and discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the region," the Kremlin's press service cited the President as saying.

Russia's President said that he is happy with the state of Russia-Israel bilateral relations, which, according to him, have developed in part through direct efforts of Prime Minister.

"We, and I personally, will never forget the historic role that Russia and the Soviet army played in defeating Nazism. We say this everywhere, at all venues. We recently declared this in the Israeli Knesset," Israeli President recalled.

Netanyahu also thanked Putin for his personal decision to help World War II veterans, living in Israel. "This is a sacred matter," Putin noted.

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