Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Palestine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Riad Al-Malki
On February 25, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Palestine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Riad Al-Malki, who arrived in Moscow with a delegation of the Ministerial Contact Group of the OIC on Palestine and East Jerusalem.
Mr Lavrov and Dr Al-Malki exchanged views on the developments in Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian relations. The Russian side expressed concern with the current state of the Middle East peace process and reiterated the need to resume the Palestinian-Israeli talks as soon as possible within existing international legal framework in order to ensure that the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people be respected.
Mr Lavrov and Dr Al-Malki also discussed a number of current issues to further develop the traditionally friendly relations between Russia and Palestine.
February 25, 2015