Edition «gazety» reports that yesterday, may 19, a telephone conversation between the special representative of the President of Russia on the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov and the new leader of the Palestinian movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh. The initiator of the negotiations was made by the Palestinian side.
During the meeting the sides discussed the situation in the middle East. Special emphasis was placed on the struggle of the Palestinian people to attain their own state. Haniyeh thanked Russia for what her position is on this issue is fundamental and unchanging. Bogdanov, in turn, confirmed that Moscow continues the revival of Palestine in the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem. Both sides agreed that the new agenda will significantly contribute to the movement in this direction.