MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On June 10, at the initiative of the Palestinian side, a telephone conversation took place between the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov with Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Politburo Musa Abu-Marzuk.
During the conversation, M. Abu-Marzouk shared information about the visit of the Hamas delegation headed by the Chairman of the Politburo I. Khaniya in Cairo and about contacts with the Egyptian side on a range of issues related to the observance of the cessation of hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis, as well as efforts to overcome inter-Palestinian split.
The Russian side reaffirmed its principled position in favor of resolving the Palestinian problem on a well-known international legal basis, including the Arab Peace Initiative, aimed at creating a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with the capital in East Jerusalem. At the same time, readiness was reiterated to continue active contacts with Fatah, Hamas and other leading Palestinian political forces in order to promote the achievement of national unity on the platform of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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