Date of Middle East conference in Moscow may be set soon
The date of a Moscow conference on the Middle East may be set soon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday. ( Itar-Tass )
"We hope that we will set the timeline soon", - he said. "For these purposes we held active consultations with the Quartet nations, the UN and other agencies. We believe it important to implement those preliminary agreements and hold an international meeting in Moscow," - the foreign minister said.
"The agenda of the meeting is simple. Several agreements were reached in Annapolis, all of us supported them, let's reaffirm this support and promote all parties to reach an effective agreement," - Lavrov said.
Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Palestine is ready to hold such a forum in Moscow. "We stressed the need for a general meeting on the Middle East," - he said.