Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Benjamin Netanyahu on the occasion of his assumption of the post of Prime Minister for a new term. This was reported on Sunday, May 17, on the Kremlin’s website.
Putin noted that he highly appreciates the relations that have developed between the countries, which allow us to discuss any issues, including the most complex ones, on the bilateral and international agenda.
“I hope that the new government under Your leadership will continue to develop friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries,” the telegram reads.
The Russian leader stressed that this is in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Israel, and also goes in the direction of ensuring peace, security and stability.
Earlier on may 17, the Israeli Parliament approved the composition of the 35th coalition government formed following the March 2 elections.
On may 8, Putin had a telephone conversation with Netanyahu. They exchanged congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the great Victory, which is officially celebrated in Israel on may 9. Another topic of conversation was the problem of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Putin and Netanyahu informed each other about the measures taken in the countries to prevent the spread of infection.