At the invitation of the Egyptian Committee for Solidarity and the Secretariat-General of the International Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), the RCSCAA representative Andrey Glebovich Baklanov participated in the meeting of the International Committee for Supporting Palestinian People which was held in Cairo on May 3-5, 2018. Mr. Baklanov made a speech regarding the Russian Federation’s stance on the resumption of the Israel-Palestine dialogue and the renewal of the Middle East peace process in general.
Mr. Baklanov highlighted that the Russian side was prepared to provide the Moscow platform for contacts between all interested parties, including Palestinians and Israelis, in order to overcome the current highly negative security situation in the region.
He also advocated for the revival of multilateral peace process through the efforts of working groups on key issues on the regional agenda.
The Russian representative held talks with the President of the International Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO) Helmi Al-Hadidi and the AAPSO Secretary General Nouri Abdul Razzak.
Mr. Baklanov, together with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Arab Republic of Egypt Sergey Vadimovich Kirpichenko also held a meeting with Vice-President of the Egyptian-Russian Friendship Society and one of the key members of the Egyptian business community Ibrahim Kamel.
The parties concurred that the recent negotiations between the presidents of the two countries marked the new era of friendly relations between Russia and Egypt. Now, much depends on the initiative and activity of public organizations aimed at strengthening traditions of close cooperation and solidarity of our countries and peoples.