Grigory Karasin meets with Israeli Ambassador to Russia Alexander Ben Zvi

The officials discussed the situation in the region and settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation Alexander Ben Zvi.

The officials discussed issues on the regional and global agenda. ”The situation in the Gaza Strip is rapidly deteriorating, people are dying. It is necessary to urgently stop the bloodshed,“ Grigory Karasin noted.

He recalled that at the 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union recently held in Angola, the majority of participants from this influential international organisation emphasised the urgent need to stop the killings and save lives. ”This opinion has gained prominence globally.“

Grigory Karasin highlighted that the Russian side understands the reasons for the aggravation of the situation and unequivocally condemns the use of terrorist methods against Israeli citizens. At the same time, he emphasised that the world has witnessed a rapid escalation of violence resulting in the deaths of thousands of people, and the risks of its expansion to the region-wide level.

The discussion encompassed humanitarian aspects of the Middle East settlement, the release of hostages, and the imperative to develop a long-term political solution for establishing sustainable peace in the region.

Alexander Ben Zvi provided a detailed overview of Israel's position and expressed interest in actively continuing consultations with the Russian side.

The meeting was also attended by Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs.