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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

May 8, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu at the initiative of the Israeli side.

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged greetings on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, which Israel officially celebrates on May 9. The President of Russia wished good health and wellbeing to the Great Patriotic War veterans who live in Israel.

The two leaders emphasised the fundamental importance of preserving the truth about the events of the Second World War and counteracting attempts to revise its results and falsify history. In this context, Benjamin Netanyahu noted the decisive contribution of the Red Army to liberating Europe and defeating Nazism.

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu also discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, informing each other about the measures that Russia and Israel are taking to prevent the spread of the disease. They agreed on regular interaction between the relevant agencies, including in research and development of a vaccine.

They also touched upon current issues on the bilateral agenda, as well as various aspects of the developments in Syria.

May 8, 2020