Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Thursday, March 9.
Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday: “On Thursday I will meet with President Putin in Moscow. Syria and the effort to formulate an agreement there will be at the center of our conversation. In the context of this agreement, or without it, Iran is trying to establish itself permanently in Syria, with a military presence on the ground and at sea, and also a gradual attempt to open a front against us on the Golan Heights. I will express to President Putin Israel’s sharp and vigorous opposition to this possibility. I hope we will be able to reach certain understandings in order to reduce possible friction between our forces and theirs, as we have successfully done up until now.”
Netanyahu visited Moscow last in June 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries, and before that in April 2016.