Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Charge d'Affaires ad interim of Israel to Russia Yacov Livne
On November 12, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation Yacov Livne.
The officials exchanged views on key regional issues with an emphasis on complications in Palestinian-Israeli affairs.
They also addressed current issues on the Russian-Israeli agenda. At the same time, the Russian side expressed extreme regret at the Israeli authorities’ decision to extradite Russian citizen Alexey Burkov to the United States, contrary to the request of the Russian competent authorities to extradite him to his homeland, and noted that such actions run counter to the constructive partnership that has been developing dynamically in recent years between Russia and Israel.