February 18th – On the 17th local time, U.S. President Biden talked to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
This is the first call between the two sides nearly a month after Biden took office.
According to the U.S. Capitol Hill, the Israeli leader’s office announced that the conversation between the two lasted about an hour.
“The leaders of the two countries said they would work together to continue to strengthen the firm alliance between Israel and the United States.” Biden also confirmed the call between the two during an interview on the 17th.
U.S. media said that Netanyahu was Biden’s first Middle Eastern leader to call after taking office.
After taking office as President of the United States, Biden has talked to many leaders, but has not talked to the Prime Minister of Israel for a long time, which has triggered speculation about changes in diplomatic relations between the two countries.
So far, the White House has not released the specific content of the two people’s conversation.