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Abbas seeks Putin’s help to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace process

The Palestinian Authority is trying to urge Russia to play a more effective role in the peace process through its position in the international Quartet and to call for an international peace conference. But there are still no serious indications of Russia’s responsiveness.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Sochi on Nov. 23, 2021.

RAMALLAH — Once again, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is knocking on the Kremlin’s door to urge his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to intervene to revive the dead peace process through a meeting in Sochi Nov. 23.

Ahead of his trip to Moscow Nov. 22, Abbas told the Russian agency Sputnik News that he would discuss reviving the political process with Putin and he trusts the Russian support in this framework, in light of Russia’s faith in the two-state solution that enjoys international legitimacy.

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