Russian Foreign Minister and the UN Secretary General discussed by phone the situation in the Middle East

During a phone conversation, head of the RF Foreign Ministry Igor Ivanov and the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan discussed the situation in the Middle East.

According to information obtained by RIA Novosti from the RF Foreign Ministry's Department of Information and Press on Saturday, the sides agreed that it's important to continue the efforts of the "quartet" of the intermediaries aimed at a prompt settlement of the situation and the renewal of the peace process in the Middle East.

From this standpoint, added the sources in the department, they discussed the issues related to the "roadmap" of a comprehensive solution for the situation in the Middle East, including the creation of a Palestinian state, which is being developed under the aegis of the "quartet".

In addition, Ivanov and Annan reaffirmed the importance of continuing international efforts towards the effective and lasting settlement of the situation on Cyprus in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the recent recommendations on this issue proposed by the UN Secretary General.

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