Telephone conversation with President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas 2019-07-12 12:50:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas at the initiative of the Palestinian side. The two presidents had an in-depth exchange of opinion on the Middle East settlement. The President of Russia reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to continue its efforts to promote the peace process, including the resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks aimed at finding mutually acceptable solutions. The Palestinian leader expressed gratitude for Russia’s diplomatic efforts to stimulate the intra-Palestinian reconciliation. Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Abbas also discussed current topics of bilateral cooperation, primarily the strengthening of ties in the humanitarian sphere. It was agreed to maintain contact.