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Russia: Russia and Israel have many differences over Syria, what are they?

At the beginning of his talks with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the level of relations between the two countries, pointing out that they have common interests, especially in the Syrian issue.
Putin, upon receiving Bennett in the Russian city of Sochi today, Friday, described the relations between their two countries as “unique” and characterized by mutual trust, expressing his hope that Bennett’s government would continue the approach of his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Israeli-Russian relations, despite the “internal political battles” in Hebrew state.
Putin pointed out that there are “points of contact” between Russia and Israel in the Syrian issue, especially with regard to the fight against terrorism.
He said: “As you know, we are making efforts to restore state authority in Syria, and there are disputed issues between us and their number is not small, but there are also points of contact and opportunities for cooperation, especially with regard to issues related to combating terrorism, and in general there are many issues that can and should be We have to discuss it.”
Putin suggested to Bennett the exchange of data on the situation in the region, expressing his conviction that this would be very useful.
Putin explained that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries increased by 50 percent during the first seven months of this year, despite the restrictions imposed against the background of the Corona virus pandemic.
Putin also pointed to the possibility of cooperation between Russia and Israel in the economic sectors related to advanced technologies, stressing that the discussion of these opportunities between the two countries began during the Netanyahu era.
In turn, Bennett stressed the importance of relations with Russia for his country, noting that Putin during the past two decades led the process of strengthening relations between the two countries and succeeded in promoting them to their current level, describing the Russian president as “a very close and true friend of Israel.”
The Israeli Prime Minister expressed his intention to discuss developments in Syria and “efforts to stop the development of Iran’s nuclear program” with Putin.

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