27 March 202013:23

Press release on a teleconference of special envoys to the Middle East Quartet of International Mediators

522-27-03-2020

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On March 26, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin took part in a teleconference of special envoys to the Middle East Quartet of International Mediators (Russia, the US, the UN and the EU).

The participants held an in-depth discussion on the current lack of progress with the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and on the tasks of containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. They agreed that it was important to revitalise the work of the Quartet.

The Russian side reaffirmed the country’s consistent position in favour of the two-state solution to the conflict based on international law and pointed out the importance of restoring Palestinian national unity on the political platform of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

The special envoys agreed to continue the discussion in the next few weeks.

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