Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the latter’s initiative.

Mr Netanyahu informed
the Russian leader on the details of the operation conducted by the Israeli
armed forces along the demarcation line between Israel and Lebanon.

The President
of Russia stressed the importance of ensuring stability in the region in strict
accordance with Resolution 1701 of the UN Security Council with the UN Interim
Force in Lebanon providing coordination.

Speaking
about Syria, Vladimir Putin underlined the need for better Russian-Israeli
military cooperation.

In this
context, the upcoming dialogue between the experts of the countries’ defence
ministries as part of the joint working group was referred to as a much-needed
development.

The leaders
agreed to consider holding another personal meeting.