30 Jan 2020 12:16

Netanyahu thanks Putin for pardoning Israeli woman Issachar

MOSCOW. Jan 30 (Interfax) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for pardoning Israeli citizen Naama Issachar.

"I would like to thank you on behalf of all our people for your swift decision to free Naama Issachar," Netanyahu said at the outset of his negotiations with Putin in Moscow on Thursday.

Putin was first to bring up the subject of Issachar's release, mentioning that he had signed a decree pardoning her.

"She didn't even cross the Russian border, thank God, which is very good for her," Putin said.

He asked Netanyahu to pass his best wishes to her and her family.