The foreign ministers of Russia and Brazil discussed recent developments in the occupied Palestine via a phone conversation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a phone call with his Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira to discuss the de-escalation of the conflict in the occupied Palestine. The two sides underscored that the settlement in the Middle East is possible only based on the international legal process.

The Russian Foreign Ministry in statment said: "The Russian and Brazilian top diplomats discussed in substance measure of the UN Security Council, presidency over which has transferred to Brazil in October. Also, the two sides had an exchange of opinions about the ongoing situation in the Palestine-Israeli conflict area and potential further steps on de-escalation."

Russia and Brazil underscored a sharp need to ensure protection of civilians and to prevent the crisis from spreading to other countries of the region."

"The Russian side underscored that there is no alternative to returning to the search for mutual acceptable solutions through the universally recognized international legal basis of the Middle East settlement, with the ultimate goal of establishment of an independent Palestinian state with a capital in Quds."

In addition, the Ministry added that the two ministers discussed the "ongoing issues of bilateral cooperation and reviewed the schedule of upcoming Russian-Brazilian contacts at various levels." 219

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