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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Israel's Sharon to Visit

MOSCOW -- The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon would visit Moscow on January 19-20 and expressed hope that scheduled talks would give a boost to the Middle East peace process.

"During the talks, the two sides will have a detailed discussion of how to rectify the situation with the implementation of Palestinian-Israeli agreements," Foreign Ministry spokesman Vladimir Rakhmanin told reporters.

He said Russia also hoped to discuss further economic, scientific and humanitarian cooperation with Israel.