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Moscow: No Mideast Peace Without Solving 'Palestinian Problem'

Moscow: No Mideast Peace Without Solving 'Palestinian Problem'

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 04:15
A girl is carried as Palestinians celebrate after Hamas said it reached a deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in Gaza City October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Russia said on Thursday it would be a "mistake" to think lasting peace in the Middle East could be secured without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The foreign ministry statement said Moscow noted "progress" in the normalization of ties between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain but said that "the Palestinian problem remains acute."


"It would be a mistake to think that without finding a solution to it that it will be possible to secure lasting stabilization in the Middle East."


Moscow urged regional and global players to "ramp up coordinated efforts" to solve the issue.


"Russia is ready for such joint work," including in the framework of the diplomatic Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators and in close coordination with the Arab League, the foreign ministry said.


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