Mar 29, 2015

Putin Pledges Support for Palestinian State

Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Abbas

(TIMES OF ISRAEL)—Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.

Putin pledged his support Saturday during a meeting of the Arab League in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

"Palestinians have the right to establish an independent and habitable state with a capital in East Jerusalem," Putin reportedly told the leaders of 22 Arab states, according to media reports.

He added, "Russia will continue to contribute to achieving this goal through bilateral and multilateral channels."...

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