Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Moscow next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and discuss Russia’s recent troop deployments in Syria, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday.

This will be the first visit by Netanyahu to Moscow since November 2013.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu will speak to Putin about the threats Israel is facing from the transfer of lethal, state-of-the-art weaponry to Syria, and the danger that some of this weaponry will find its way into the hands of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.

The visit next Monday will come just a week before Netanyahu is scheduled to go to New York on September 29 for the UN General Assembly meeting, and just over a month before a scheduled meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington.

The White House announced Wednesday that the meeting between Obama and Netanyahu will take place on November 9 at the White House. The meeting will take place during a trip Netanyahu is making to Washington to address the Jewish Federations of North America.

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CUFI Note:  Please pray for Netanyahu and the Israeli delegation going to Russia. This is a key time for the Russian and Israeli leaders to meet.