Washington, February 17 U.S. President Biden talked with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on the phone on the 17th, and discussed bilateral relations and regional issues.
This is the first time Biden has talked to Netanyahu on the phone since he took office as President of the United States.
The White House issued a statement on the same day saying that Biden had made Netanyahu clear his previous “firm commitment” to Israel’s security and said that he would continue to consolidate the partnership between the two countries in various fields, including defense cooperation.
The statement said that the two sides discussed the importance of continuing close consultations on regional security issues.
Biden stressed the U.S. support for Israel’s recent normalization of relations with some Arab countries and Islamic countries, while stressing the importance of working to promote peace throughout the region, including Israel and Palestine.
The two sides also said that they would continue to maintain strategic cooperation to meet the many challenges facing the region.
According to a statement made on social media by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office on the same day, Netanyahu’s call with Biden lasted for about an hour.
In addition to bilateral relations and regional issues, the two sides also exchanged views on how to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.