Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to hold talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who will make an official visit to Moscow on the occasion on the 25th anniversary since the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Kremlin press service said.
This will be a second meeting between the two leaders in Moscow over a period of a month and a half. The previous time Putin and Netanyahu held talks in the Kremlin was on April 21.
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This time, they will focus on how the agreements they reached during that visit are fulfilled.
The Kremlin press service said the two men were going to have a detailed exchange of opinion on the Middle East regional issues, with special emphasis on the struggle with international terrorism.
Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier the agenda of the talks would be expansive, since relations between Russia and Israel were at an advanced stage and had the character of partnership.
He indicated that both countries had a big potential and a solid groundwork for bilateral trade, as well we for cooperation in security and international politics.
The Russian Ambassador to Israel, Alexander Shein, said one of the documents that the sides planned to sign during Natanyahu's visit was an agreement on pensions to the Israelis who did not keep Russian citizenship after emigration from the former USSR.
Netanyahu said upon the end of his talks with Putin in April they had made progress on the problem of pensions for the Russians residing in Israel and on greater Israeli-Russian coordination in the sphere of security.
Israeli Prime Ministers have made thirteen visits to Russia to date since 2000. Netanyahu accounts for seven visits of that number.
Putin said in March 2016 while receiving Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in the Kremlin relations between the two countries relied on friendship, mutual understanding and a long shared history.
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