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November 25, Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia for STB V.K.Safronkov had a telephone conversation with the Director of the Department of the Middle East and North Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkey J. Dizdar.

An in-depth exchange of views took place on the development of the situation in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with an emphasis on the difficult socio-economic situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of the r. Jordan. It was emphasized that the efforts of the world community should be focused on improving the humanitarian situation of the Palestinian population simultaneously with the formation of the necessary conditions for the resumption of the negotiation process between the Palestinians and Israelis on a set of final status issues. It was emphasized that without a solution to the Palestinian problem in accordance with the principle of “two states” – Palestine and Of Israelcoexisting in peace and security, a comprehensive stabilization of the regional situation is impossible.

In this regard, the unique role of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators within Russia was confirmed, USA, UN and The EU as endorsed by resolutions UN Security Council mechanism for accompanying Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

In principle, it was agreed to hold the next round of Russian-Turkish consultations on a Middle East settlement in Ankara.

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