The rapidly deteriorating situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone was discussed in detail, with deep concern expressed for the growing number of civilian casualties and emphasis on the critical importance of rapidly achieving a ceasefire, evacuating foreign citizens from the Gaza Strip, and ensuring unhindered access of humanitarian aid to the enclave. Given Brazil's presidency of the UN Security Council this month, various aspects of joint work were considered, with a view to taking urgent and effective measures through the UN to de-escalate the crisis and meaningfully advance the peace process via the generally accepted international legal framework that provides for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state coexisting in peace and security with Israel.
During an exchange views on the Ukrainian issue, Vladimir Putin gave his fundamental assessment of the destructive policy of the Kiev regime and its Western patrons, and reaffirmed Russia’s openness to dialogue provided Russia’s stated terms are met by the Kiev authorities and new realities are taken into account. The President of Brazil, in turn, spoke in favour of finding ways to resolve the conflict by political and diplomatic means.
Both sides expressed the desire to continue closely cooperating within BRICS and the G20, in which Russia and Brazil respectively preside next year, as well as to develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in a multitude of areas.
It was agreed to continue contacts.