FM Lapid visiting Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart

Lapid is to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on behalf of the State of Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) on Wednesday night left to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Lapid is slated to hold a meeting with Lavrov to be followed by a joint press conference at around 1:00 p.m. local time on Thursday. (The exact time of the session is to be provided Thursday).

Lapid will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin, housing the remains unknown soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow in 1941. The wreath will be laid on behalf of the State of Israel.

He will also hold a meeting with members of the Israeli Embassy headed by Ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the purpose of the visit is to discuss "strategic, security and political issues at stake." Recently, it was reported that Moscow is dissatisfied with Israel following the air strikes on Syrian territory that were attributed to Israel.



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