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Netanyahu To Meet Putin In Third Russia Visit In Recent Months

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in Moscow on June 6 to meet President Vladimir Putin, his third visit to Russia since September.

Netanyahu's office said in a June 5 statement that the two leaders would discuss "regional issues, including those pertaining to the fight against global terror, the situation in Syria and its surroundings, and the outlook for the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians."

It added that the trip comes as Russia and Israel mark the 25th anniversary of the resumption of their diplomatic relations.

Netanyahu and Putin met in Moscow in April and discussed coordination between their militaries in Syria.

Israel has largely stayed out of the Syrian conflict, but Netanyahu has confirmed that his country operates over the border to prevent the Lebanese militant group Hizballah from obtaining powerful weapons.

Netanyahu said in April that closer military coordination is needed to avoid "potential mistakes, misunderstandings, and incidents" between Israel and Russia as Moscow conducts air strikes in Syria in support of government troops.

With reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP
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