Lavrov: Russia ready to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions
Russia is prepared to host peace talks between Palestine and Israel without preconditions, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday at the opening of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s conference "Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields.", TASS reports.
Lately, both the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president as well as the King of Jordan have visited Moscow, he noted. "We are convinced that there is no other way than a direct agreement between Palestine and Israel," Lavrov said. "We confirm our readiness to provide a Russian venue for the Palestinian and Israeli leaders without preconditions."
"We expect that this offer will be noticed and there will be a response," he stressed.
The global community must create all conditions for a direct dialogue between Palestine and Israel, as there is no other way of resolving the crisis, according to Lavrov.
"The new developments around the Palestinian-Israeli settlement requires understanding how the world community will try to accompany this process in order to create conditions for direct negotiations between Palestine and Israel," he said.
"There is no other way, it is necessary to create all conditions for direct negotiations," the minister stressed.