- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012 15:57
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.
Israeli broadcasts have said that Putin will run negotiations with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
On the second day of his trip Putin will make a tour in the Palestinian Territories, where he will run negotiations in Bethlehem with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and participate in the opening ceremony of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The anticipated meeting will concentrate on the conditions of the Palestinian-Israeli agreement based on the direct negotiations that were held in Amman earlier this year.
Russian presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, said in a press conference in Moscow that Putin's tour proves the importance of Palestine for Russia.
Ushakov stressed 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 that address the final situation and means to stop the settlement activities in the Palestinian Territories."
"The major part of the negotiations will be addressing the Palestinian reconciliation issue," said Ushakov, "taking for granted the outcomes of the negotiations that were resumed in May between Fatah and Hamas about the formation of the new consensus government."