Comment of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia as regards the agreements on the renewal of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations
Russia welcomes the announcement of US Secretary of State John Kerry at the press conference in Amman on July 19 about reaching a principal agreement about resetting of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations to determine the final status of Palestinian territories.
Moscow took into account the message of US Secretary of State that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will be sent to Washington these days for the purposes of finalising the formula of renewal of the negotiations.
As before, we are satisfied that only Palestinian and Israeli themselves, by showing all their responsibility for the future of their people, may and must agree about all the aspects of the Palestine-Israel Peace Process at a known international legal basis, including UNSC resolutions 242 and 338, the Madrid principles, the Arab Peace Initiative, decisions of the Quartet on the Middle East of international mediators.
22 July 2013