Putin Visits Palestine to Seek Negotiations, Today
Today, 25th June, President of Russia Vladimir Putin will arrive to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to seek the latest developments and the hindered negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
An Israeli broadcast said that Putin will run negotiations with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
In the second day, Putin will make a tour in the Palestinian territories, he will run negotiations in Bethlehem with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and he will also participate in the opening ceremony of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The anticipated meeting will concentrate on implementing the conditions of the agreement that both political sides have agreed on in the direct negotiations that took place in Amman.
Russian presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, said in a press conference in Moscow that Putin's tour improves the importance of Palestine to Russia.
Ushakov said "we stress that the resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations will include the abandoning of the unilateral actions that may precede the final results of the negotiations, finding solutions for the political issue, and to cease Israeli settlement activities on the Palestinian territories."
"The major part of the negotiations will be addressing the Palestinian reconciliation issue," said Ushakov, "taking in granted the outcomes of the negotiations that were resumed in May between Fatah and Hamas about the formation of the new consensus government."