|People operate excavators to demolish a house in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 11, 2023. (Photo: Xinhua)
Lavrov said during a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Moscow that both sides confirmed the need for a swift revival of negotiations between Palestine and Israel adding that such talks would aim to resolve key final status issues and help achieve a comprehensive settlement based on a universally recognized international legal framework.
Lavrov stressed the importance of resuming work within the international quartet of Middle East mediators, adding that it is important for the quartet, composed of the United Nations, Russia, the European Union and the United States, to work in close coordination with any of the Arab states.
The Egyptian foreign minister also pointed to the importance of a speedy settlement, and the need to intensify international mediation efforts, including through work within the international quartet.