The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke by phone with Musa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of the political bureau of the Palestinian “Hamas” movement.
The ministry added, in a statement to the media, that the phone call between the Russian President’s envoy to the Middle East and Africa Bogdanov and Mr. Abu Marzouk took place at the initiative of the Palestinian side, on January 29.
During the conversation, the two sides discussed the consequent situation in the Palestinian territories, including in the context of the upcoming Palestinian general elections.
Meanwhile, the Russian side reaffirmed its principled position in support of the need to urgently overcome the division between the Palestinians, as a necessary condition, to achieve the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state, in accordance with the United Nations and UN Security Council resolutions in this regard.
Source: Russian Foreign Ministry