Biden holds phone conversation with new Israeli PM

US President Joe Biden

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# 14 June 2021 01:45 (UTC +04:00)

US President Joe Biden has held the first conversation with Naftali Bennett as the new Israeli Prime Minister via phone, the politicians discussed regional challenges, the White House said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Earlier, Biden congratulated Bennett on the occasion of his appointment to the office, and expressed readiness to develop cooperation with the new Israeli cabinet. For his turn, the prime minister thanked the US leader and confirmed desire to deepen the bilateral relations.

"President Biden spoke today with Prime Minister Bennett to offer his warm congratulations to Prime Minister Bennett on becoming Prime Minister of the State of Israel," the White House's statement read.

In particular, according to the statement, the leaders agreed to cooperate "on all matters related to regional security, including Iran," and promote "peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians."