Russia urges Israel to prolong Jewish settlement freeze

09:17, September 28, 2010      

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Israel should prolong its moratorium on building Jewish settlements on the Palestinian territories, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by his ministry's web site as saying on Monday.

Lavrov made the remarks during his meeting in New York with the head of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Russian foreign minister said the final status of the settlements inadmissible on the unilateral base.

He said Russia is ready to support this aim in every possible way, including organizing in Moscow an international conference on Middle East.

At the meeting, both sides stressed the advantages of restoring inter-Palestine unity on the platform of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, calling it the necessarily condition for creation of the viable Palestinian state that would coexist peacefully with Israel.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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