(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon (Monday, 25 June 2012) ended a short time ago. The meeting continued for over an hour; Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and National Security Advisor Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Amidror (ret.) also attended.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Russian President Putin will soon deliver statements to the media and, afterwards, will sit down for lunch. They will be joined by Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein and coalition chairman MK Zeev Elkin.
Russian President Putin was welcomed to the Prime Minister's Jerusalem Residence by the Prime Minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu. The Russian President signed the guestbook: "With blessings and appreciation for the attention."