July 13, 2018 / 1:34 PM / 9 days ago

Putin and Abbas to discuss U.S. embassy transfer to Jerusalem

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Saturday, Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 11, 2018. Yuri Kadobnov/Pool via REUTERS

They are expected to discuss the Middle East, bilateral projects and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Ushakov said.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk and Andrew Osborn; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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