Netanyahu said set to meet Trump in the US in September
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Netanyahu said set to meet Trump in the US in September

Prime minister reportedly to make state trip to South, Central America, before visiting US president and addressing UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and US President Donald Trump, right, speak at Ben Gurion International Airport prior to the latter's departure from Israel on May 23, 2017. (Koby Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and US President Donald Trump, right, speak at Ben Gurion International Airport prior to the latter's departure from Israel on May 23, 2017. (Koby Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly to meet President Donald Trump in the US in mid-September.

The two are scheduled to meet on September 17 in New Jersey, likely at Trump’s National Bedminster Golf Club, the Israel Hayom daily reported Sunday.

Two days later, both Netanyahu and Trump are to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Netanyahu is expected to leave soon for a state visit to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, from which he will continue on to the United States for a few days and return to Israel before Rosh Hashanah, which begins on the evening of September 20.

The prime minister’s schedule has not yet been officially confirmed, but the report said that officials in the Foreign Ministry had been informed of the state visits and were arranging the trip.

Netanyahu and Trump have already met twice this year: in February, when the prime minister visited the White House, and in May when the US president visited Jerusalem.

During the past year Trump has sent envoys to the region several times for meetings with Israel and Palestinian Authority officials, including special adviser Jared Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, and peace envoy Jason Greenblatt.

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