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Herzog meets new British PM Sunak at COP27 conference

President Isaac Herzog (right) meets with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 7, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog (right) meets with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 7, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)

President Isaac Herzog meets with new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh.

According to Herzog’s office, the president congratulates Sunak on becoming prime minister, calling him “a great friend of Israel,” and describing the Israel-UK relationship as “one of the closest.” Herzog says the pair “have so much to speak about — from climate change to economic development and cooperation, security challenges, and of course maintaining regional stability.”

Sunak thanks Herzog for the “very warm words,” and adds that “Israel is one of our closest friends, our closest allies, and there is an enormous amount for us to continue working on together, whether it’s economic cooperation, security cooperation, or indeed climate change, that we’re here discussing. So I look forward to our time together.”

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