Bogdanov discussed with head of intelligence for the Palestine bilateral relations

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Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Friday discussed with the Director of the General intelligence Service Palestinian Majid Faraj, Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the restoration of Palestinian national unity, reports the Russian foreign Ministry.

«During the meeting, which was also attended by the Ambassador of State of Palestine in Moscow Abdelhafiz Nofal, discussed in detail the situation in the Palestinian territories, including in light of the escalation of tensions on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip. Special attention was paid to the issues of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and the task of restoring Palestinian national unity», — stated in the message Department.

«The parties reaffirmed their commitment to maintain regular Russian-Palestinian political dialogue and further development of traditionally friendly bilateral relations,» — said the foreign Ministry.

Faraj is in Moscow on a working visit. On Wednesday, he met with Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev, the sides discussed issues of Russian-Palestinian cooperation in the security sphere, as well as a number of the international and regional agenda.