Russia stressed yesterday that the recent US-mediated United Arab Emirates-Israel full normalization agreement by no means serves as a substitute for a complete and comprehensive solution to the Middle East regional problems, including the Palestinian question as peace would continue to elude the Middle East without a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question.
“The Palestinian problem has a regional dimension as reflected in the Arab Peace Initiative endorsed by the world community. Without its settlement, as history proves, it is impossible to establish peace in the region,” Russian envoy to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Middle East Quartet yesterday held a virtual meeting with the attendance of representatives of Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations. The meeting was attended by the Special Representative of Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on the Middle East Peace Vladimir Safronokov.
“They have reviewed the situation in the Palestine-Israel settlement, with the Russian side emphasizing the necessity of creating conditions for launching direct Palestine-Israel talks on the host of issues regarding the final status. They have stressed that a stable and just settlement should be achieved in accordance with the two-states principle on the basis of international law, including resolutions by the UN Security Council and General Assembly and the Arab Peace Initiative,” the Russian Foreign Mi