Abbas, Medvedev talk Mideast peace in Moscow meeting

January 20, 2012 18:50

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Friday, where the two leaders focused on efforts to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, AFP reported.

Abbas was in Russia as part of a tour that also saw him visit London and Berlin in attempts to drum up European support.

The PA president told his Russian counterpart that a street had been named in Medvedev's honor in the West Bank town of Jericho, where he visited in January 2011.

"I see this as a symbol of Russian-Palestinian friendship, which stretches back not decades, but centuries," AFP quoted Medvedev as saying in response. "This is proof of the fact that our relations remain on an excellent level," he added.

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