Russian Secretary of National Security Igor Ivanov extended on Thursday an official invitation to the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Ziad Abu Amr to visit Russia, as soon as possible.Russian Secretary of National Security Igor Ivanov extended on Thursday an official invitation to the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Ziad Abu Amr to visit Russia, as soon as possible.
Ivanov expressed the intention of the Russian government to strengthen ties with the current Palestinian Government including financial aid and support.
The Russian official’s invitation came during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ramallah, during which Abu Amr presented the political agenda of the current Palestinian Unity Government and exchanged views with Evanov regarding the Russian role in the Quartet.
Both Abu Amr and Evanonv agreed to activate mechanisms of Russian – Palestinian cooperation to push the peace process forward.
Russia, together with The United States, United Nations and the European Union comprise the Quartet committee for promoting Middle East Peace.
Dr. Abu Amr expressed hopes that the Palestinian government will be able to put an end to the US-led economic and political blockade that has been imposed on the Hamas government and continue to be imposed on the newly formed National Unity Government.