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  • September 17, 2020

Moscow
– 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
came after Israel normalised relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the
United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday.

Russia said it noted
“progress” in the normalisation of ties between Israel and several
Arab countries, but said that “the Palestinian problem remains acute”.

It said: 

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

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“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.

US President Donald Trump has
said similar US-brokered deals are close between the Jewish state and several
other nations, including Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain and the UAE are the first
Arab nations to establish relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan
in 1994.

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