28 March 201711:57

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit


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On March 27, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit. The meeting took place on the Dead Sea (Jordan) ahead of the Arab League summit.

The two diplomats discussed the developments in the Middle East and North Africa with regard to the need to consolidate international efforts in order to overcome military and political crises in the region’s countries. Mr Bogdanov and Mr Gheit emphasised the need to effectively counteract terrorism and extremism in accordance with the UN Charter and international law principles.

The meeting participants also discussed prospects for the Palestine-Israel settlement based on the documents of the Arab Peace Initiative and the relevant UN resolutions.

The officials also emphasised the need to strengthen the mechanisms of interaction between Russia and the Arab League on the current regional and global agenda, as well as to boost the efforts to expand multifaceted Russian-Arab cooperation.

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