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Lapid to visit Washington next week to meet with Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken  (right) greets Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ahead of their meeting in Rome, on June 27, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) greets Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ahead of their meeting in Rome, on June 27, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will visit Washington next week to visit with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, his office announces.

The trip will take place on October 12-14, according to a statement from Lapid’s office, which gives no further details on the visit.

The US State Department said last month that Blinken invited Lapid to visit in October. The two last met in Rome shortly after Lapid became foreign minister in June.

Citing unnamed Israeli officials, the Walla news site reports that the focus of Lapid’s trip will be Iran, ahead of the possible renewal of nuclear talks in the coming weeks.

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