Netanyahu expects to meet with Putin in coming weeks
TEL AVIV, January 11. 2018 /TASS/. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
expects to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the
coming weeks, as he himself said addressing a Jerusalem conference organized
by the Globes newspaper.
"I have secured a meeting with Putin in the coming weeks," Netanyahu’s
office quoted him as saying. He added that "in the coming weeks, I plan to
meet with leaders of three of the four most powerful countries in the
world." Netanyahu pointed out that apart from meeting with the Russian
leader, he would also make a visit to India soon, holding talks with the
country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while he also intended to meet with
US President Donald Trump "in Washington in March, if not sooner."
On January 1, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin
and Netanyahu had held a telephone conversation and agreed "to meet in the
near future in order to discuss the current state of bilateral relations and
exchange views on various global and regional issues."
The Russian president and the Israeli prime minister last met in the Russian
Black Sea resort of Sochi on August 23, 2017, while on March 10, 2017, they
held talks in Moscow.
During his terms in office as prime minister - in 1996-1999 and from 2009
till now - Netanyahu has visited Russia 12 times.