Russia, Palestinians discuss new Mideast peace talks

Thursday, 22 August 2013 - 18:50

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Russia received the chief Palestinian negotiator with Israel, urging the two sides to strengthen trust to build stability in the recently resumed Middle East peace negotiations.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Russias said that Moscow fully supported Washingtons efforts to re-launch the negotiations after a hiatus of nearly three years.

Palestinians and Israeli officials held their latest talks in Jerusalem on Tuesday after conducting a first round of negotiations on August 14.

No details about the meetings have been disclosed due to a request from Washington for a strict news blackout.