Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu 2018-12-08 13:40:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the latter’s initiative. Mr Netanyahu informed the Russian leader on the details of the operation conducted by the Israeli armed forces along the demarcation line between Israel and Lebanon. The President of Russia stressed the importance of ensuring stability in the region in strict accordance with Resolution 1701 of the UN Security Council with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon providing coordination. Speaking about Syria, Vladimir Putin underlined the need for better Russian-Israeli military cooperation. In this context, the upcoming dialogue between the experts of the countries’ defence ministries as part of the joint working group was referred to as a much-needed development. The leaders agreed to consider holding another personal meeting.