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Bennett set to depart for Washington, will meet Biden Thursday

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) and US President Joe Biden. (composite image: AP, Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) and US President Joe Biden. (composite image: AP, Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is set to depart for Washington, where he will meet US President Joe Biden on Thursday.

Bennett’s convoy is expected to arrive at his El Al charter flight in the coming minutes. It will be Bennett’s first official overseas trip as premier, and the first time Biden meets with an Israeli prime minister since he took office earlier this year.

On Wednesday, Bennett will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

He is slated to meet with Biden midday on Thursday in the Oval Office.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s plane prepares to depart for Washington, for the new premier’s first official overseas visit. August 24, 2021 (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)

 

 

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