Posted 25.06.2012 08:23:45 UTC
Updated 25.06.2012 08:23:45 UTC
Putin will visit Israel on June 25th and will meet Palestine leader Mahmoud Abbas when he goes to Palestine on June 26th.
The Russian President is expected to proceed to Jordan from Palestine and meet Jordanian King Abdullah II.
The Israel-Palestine dispute, the Syria crisis and trade-economic relations as well as international developments will be taken up at his talks.
Putin who will elicit Jordan's support for Russian companies to get involved in the country's infra-structure projects is also closely interested in the nuclear power plant Jordan plans to build and the modernization of the Akabe oil terminal.
Experts who recall that one sixth of Israel's population are made up of immigrants from Russia say that the two countries' policies overlap in the international arena even if they have differences regarding Iran's nuclear programme and the Syria crisis.
A statement made by the Kremlin said that the visit was geared to further strengthening relations between Russia and the Middle East, which is among Moscow's foreign policy priorities. During Putin's visit, the first he is going to make after an interval of 7 years, the monument erected in the Netania region in memory of the victory the Red Army won against Nazi Germany will also be unveiled.
Putin will meet Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu separately discussing with them the steps to be taken to increase the trade volume which stood in 2011 at $2,9 billion.