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Vershinin discussed with the representative of the foreign Ministry of Belgium, the middle East

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin discussed by telephone with the Director General for political Affairs Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belgium Axel Kenes, a number of international issues and regional problems in light of their consideration in the UN Security Council, including the middle East settlement and the situation with the Treaty on open skies, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

As have informed in the Russian foreign Ministry, the telephone conversation was initiated by the Belgian side.

"During the meeting the sides discussed a number of topical international issues and regional problems in light of their consideration in the UN Security Council. Special attention Vershinin and Kenes was paid to the issues related to the middle East settlement, the Iranian nuclear program, situation in Syria and the Treaty on open skies," the Ministry said.

In late may, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the date of annexation of the territories of the West Bank of the Jordan river under the "deal of the century". According to Netanyahu, the application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jewish settlements of the West Bank of the Jordan river will occur July 1, and intentions to change this date no. Later, the Minister of water resources and higher education ze'ev Elkin said in an interview with the local press that the date of annexation may be moved for several days or weeks.

Israeli authorities have begun to take concrete steps towards annexation. Interchangeable Prime Minister benny Gantz has instructed the chief of staff to accelerate the preparation of the army in connection with the spread of Israeli sovereignty on parts of the West Bank of the Jordan river.