President Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington next month, the prime minister’s office said today, making the Israeli one of the first foreign leaders with whom Trump will have met after taking office.
During a phone call today, one of Trump’s first with a foreign leader since assuming the presidency Friday, Trump and Netanyahu discussed “the nuclear deal with Iran, the peace process with the Palestinians and other issues,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.
Trump also invited the Israeli prime minister to visit Washington in February, with a final date to be determined in the coming days, the statement said.
The call today was the third Trump has held with a foreign leader since Friday, according to the White House. He previously spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Saturday.