Putin expresses hope for ‘constructive’ cooperation with new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and expresses hope for “constructive” cooperation with the new government.

“I expect that your work at the helm of the government will facilitate a further development of constructive bilateral cooperation along all directions,” Putin says in a message released by the Kremlin.

“No doubt it is in the vital interests of our people,” Putin said, adding that Russia-Israeli cooperation would help strengthen “peace, security and stability in the Middle East.”

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