Russian Foreign Ministry lauds Patrushev-Bolton-Ben-Shabbat talks
The talks between Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, held in Jerusalem earlier this week, will provide for the success of the upcoming meeting between the Russian and U.S. leaders in Osaka, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.
"Of course," Ryabkov said in response to a question about whether the Jerusalem meeting would help reduce tensions in the relations with the U.S. and facilitate the success of the leaders’ summit on Osaka. "There cannot be any other take on this issue, a substantive and thorough discussion has taken place. I am confident that taking into account the upcoming high-level summit, the issues discussed in Israel will form a basis for further discussion between the leaders," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.
"It is crucial that such bilateral contacts, both with the U.S. and Israel, as well as trilateral contacts, take place," the senior diplomat stressed.