updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On July 2, Mikhail Bogdanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister met Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa Nomaindia Mfeketho who visited Moscow to participate in a UN-sponsored international seminar on Israeli-Palestinian settlement.

An interested exchange of opinions took place, which reaffirmed the basic proximity of the Russian and South African approaches, covering the key aspects of the Middle East agenda, including the situation in Syria and some other countries of the region, as well as the issue of fighting terrorism.