Moscow, May 30 (GCCurrentAffairs) Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat may focus on the Middle East during their meeting in late June, the press secretary of the Russian Security Council, Evgeny Anoshin, said on Thursday.
The White House announced on Wednesday that the meeting would be held in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem in June.
“It is expected that Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, US president’s adviser, John Bolton, and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat will discuss regional security in late June. Of course, the Middle Eastern problematic can become an important topic during these talks,” Anohsin said.
Anoshin stressed that Russia maintained security dialogue both with the United States and with Israel.
“Both the Russian-Israeli and the Russian-US security dialogue has not been suspended. Bilateral expert consultations at the level of Russian, US and Israeli security councils’ offices are held regularly, several times a year.
Moreover, the secretaries of these countries’ security councils hold personal meetings or phone talks several times a year. This time a trilateral meeting will be held,” Anoshin said.
He added that Russia also favored multilateral security dialogue.
The Russian city of Ufa will host from June 18-20 a meeting for international officials in charge of security, Anoshin reminded.