Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Tuesday, their visit marking 25 years of resumed diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and Russia. Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel was also part of Netanyahu’s delegation to Russia, Ariel signing a memorandum of understanding with Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev.

Their meeting was centered on Syria, combatting terrorism and improving economic and trade cooperation between Russia and Israel. According to the Prime Minister’s office the leaders were to discuss “various regional issues including the global fight against terrorism, the situation in and around Syria and the diplomatic horizon between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as bilateral economic and trade cooperation and the strengthening of cultural and humanitarian ties.” FULL REPORT