Russia and U.S. interested in cooperation on Middle East settlement problems

Russia and U.S. interested in cooperation on Middle East settlement problems

Russia and the United States are interested in constructive cooperation to promote peace process in the Middle East, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday after talks between Russian Foreign Ministry’s Envoy for the Middle East Settlement Vladimir Safronkov and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr.

"The sides discussed prospects for cooperation between Moscow and Washington on the track of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, including within the format of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators. The Russian side hailed the United States’ readiness to resume its full-fledged participation in the Quartet and spoke in favor of invigorating bilateral dialogue on the Middle East settlement problems," the ministry said.

"In general, the sides stated mutual commitment to constructive cooperation in order to promote peace process in the Middle East," TASS cited the statement as saying.

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