Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and had a historic phone call to discuss bilateral relations and world events.
Kremlin on Thursday revealed the call in which two leaders also discusses international developments.
“Topical issues of the bilateral agenda and the international situation were discussed. The sides expressed confidence that Russian-Israeli relations will continue to develop steadily, and contacts at various levels will continue,” the statement said.
Putin also used the occasion to wish Netanyahu and all Israeli Jews a happy Hanukkah, a Kremlin statement said.
Netanyahu is all set to take over as prime minister again soon after announcing on Wednesday that he has formed a cabinet, a position he previously held for more than 15 years in total.