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Putin confirms support for independent Palestinian state

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians’ legitimate right to establish an independent state.

“Russia has consistently advocated in favor of the earliest execution of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians for establishment of an independent, contiguous and viable state,” Putin said in a letter sent to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Saturday.

“We believe that Palestine’s acquisition of national sovereignty on the common international legal base will be an important factor in ensuring comprehensive, just settlement in the Middle East,” he added.

Russian Ambassador to Palestine Alexander Rudakov delivered the letter to Secretary-General of the Palestinian Presidency Al-Tayeb Abdul Rahim.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed annually on November…

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