Netanyahu, Putin Hold ‘Substantive’ Talks in Paris

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AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday had a “short talk” with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris as world leaders gathered for commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov said Netanyahu and Putin had a “short talk,” without elaborating on the contents of the discussion, according to the Kremlin. At a later press conference, Netanyahu confirmed he spoke with Putin. He said the talks were “good and substantive and even very important.”

Netanyahu’s office had been working to arrange such a meeting, his first with Putin since Syrian air defenses downed a Russian military plane during an Israeli airstrike in Syria in mid-September.

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