July 27th, 2007 05:17 EST
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov Speaks to Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Khaled Mashaal
On July 26, a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Khaled Mashaal took place at the latter's initiative.
The sides discussed the situation in the Palestinian territories.
During the conversation, Mashaal stressed that there were no obstacles for cooperation between Fatah and Hamas in creating a Palestinian state, adding that Hamas stands firmly for the unity of the Palestinian people under the leadership of PNA Head Mahmoud Abbas.
Lavrov, for his part, reaffirmed the necessity of restoring Palestinian unity under the leadership of the PNA Head and called for buttressing the readiness expressed by Mashaal to work in this direction with practical actions.
Source:Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
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