Annual meeting on strategic issues held between the two states (Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
 
The Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Jeremy Issacharoff, met on 19 December 2012 in Moscow with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov for the annual meeting on strategic issues held between the two states. Issacharoff also met with the president’s emissary, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
 
The Israeli deputy director general talked at length with DFM Ryabkov about the Iranian threat, with an emphasis on its nuclear program. A central topic of discussion was the situation in Syria and the need for international diplomatic action to deal with the threat posed by Damascus’ chemical and strategic weapons capabilities.
 
With presidential envoy DFM Bogdanov, the discussions centered on the Middle East, especially events in Syria.