Putin-Netanyahu meeting likely sometime soon, official says

An Israeli officials has no details about an upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu refered to in remarks at the Kremlin earlier, but says the sit-down will likely be sometime soon.

“Over the last few months we had regular contact with the Russians at the highest level, and that will continue,” the official says.

Earlier, during remarks with President Reuven Rivlin, Putin hinted at an upcoming meeting with Netanyahu.

“There are a range of other issues which we will speak about in our meeting, such as trade and economic cooperation, as well as security in the region. We have also spoken by phone with the Prime Minister of Israel, and we have agreed to speak further on these issues,” Putin said, according to a translation provided by Rivlin’s office.

— with Raphael Ahren

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