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Putin: Russia wants to see unity between Fatah, Hamas

Russian President Vladimir Putin [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country has welcomed the reconciliation agreement reached between Fatah and Hamas signed in Cairo in October.

Speaking during a joint press conference held with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo, Putin said: “Russia supports the decisions that unite the Palestinian people.”

Decisions that precede the negotiations are futile, provocative and destabilise the region, he added, in reference to US President Donald Trump’s announcement that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

The Russian president said that his country also supports resuming talks between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government, and discussing all the disputed issues, including the status of the city of Jerusalem.

He also called to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding the Palestinian issue.

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