Israeli president: Israel ready to fight terrorism together with Russia

Israeli President met with Russian Federation Council Speaker

Israeli President, Reuben Rivlin, said in a meeting with Russian Federation Council Speaker, Valentina Matviyenko that Israel shares Russia's position on the situation in Syria and is ready to work together to fight against terrorists, the Federation Council press service has reported.

"Reuben Rivlin reiterated that Israel shares Russia's position on the situation in Syria. He stated joint non-acceptance of terrorism, and readiness to fight the terrorism threat, by working together with Russia. He believes that the fight against ISIL [terrorist organization banned in Russia] should be uncompromising, because it's not only a problem with Syria or Iraq, it's a global evil," the press service reported.

Matviyenko and Rivlin met in Israel on Feb. 4.

The report says that the meeting participants had discussed regional and international issues, including the Middle Eastern settlement, the situation in Syria, and issues relating to the fight against terrorism and extremism. Bilateral cooperation was also discussed.

"Russia consistently favors progressive development of bilateral relations between our countries, and a further exchange of opinions on vital international and regional issues," Matviyenko said.

"Russia and Israel are united by the fact that they both do not accept the falsification of history, glorification of accomplices of fascism, and denial of the Holocaust," Matviyenko said.

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