Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov and Bahrain's Ambassador to Russia Toufiq Ahmed al-Mansoor have discussed the situation in the Middle East. They focused on the necessity to overcome the prolonged crisis in Palestine, the press and information department of the Russian Foreign Ministry said. They also exchanged opinions on international counter-terrorist efforts and discussed the development of relations between Russia and Bahrain, in particular, the improvement of the treaty and legal basis for a bilateral relationship, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
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