Lavrov hopes meeting with top Israeli diplomat will help strengthen bilateral ties – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 9. / TASS /. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed hope that Thursday’s meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will take a step forward in strengthening bilateral relations.

He noted that the visit of the Israeli Foreign Minister to Russia was symbolic since it takes place on the eve of an important date, namely the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“These decades have proven that relations have matured, progressed, are based on trust, for the benefit of the peoples of Russia and Israel,” Lavrov said in his opening remarks to talks with his Israeli counterpart. “I hope that today we will take a new step in nurturing these ties, discussing bilateral affairs and, of course, the situation in the region and on the international scene.”

The Israeli Foreign Minister noted that today’s meeting was an opportunity to once again underline the friendly nature of bilateral relations. He noted that the relations between the two countries were warm and fruitful for the peoples of both countries in terms of economy, culture and all other issues that would be discussed in the talks.

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