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February 7, 2018 11:18 am

Putin and Abbas to Discuss New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Format

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plan to discuss a possible new mediation mechanism to replace the Middle East Quartet, the Interfax news agency said on Wednesday, citing a Palestinian diplomat in Russia.

The discussion would take place when the two meet in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Feb. 12, Abdel Hafiz Nofal, a Palestinian envoy in Moscow, was cited as saying.

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