Knesset speaker: Israel discusses with Russia, all disputes arising

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Israel and Russia are discussing all possible issues so as not to harm relations between the two countries, said Tuesday the Chairman of the Israeli Knesset Yuli Edelstein.

«I agree that relations between the parliaments of our countries have been developing quite satisfactorily,» said Edelstein meeting with Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko.

According to Edelstein, the inter-parliamentary relations of Russia and Israel are concentrated mainly on two things.

«First, as with parliamentary activities to strengthen economic, trade and cultural ties between our countries. Secondly, if there are any controversial issues, how to discuss these issues and find these solutions, as it happened a week ago in the framework of the joint working groups of the commissions on foreign Affairs and defence in order not to harm the developing relations between our countries», — said the Chairman of the Knesset.

Edelstein also expressed the hope that the result of his visit to Russia will expand communications at the administrative level.

The speaker of the Israeli Parliament has started Tuesday a three-day visit to Moscow, where he will be awarded a rare foreign guest of honor to speak from the podium of the Federation Council. For Edelstein, this is the first visit to Russia in his present capacity.