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Netanyahu says spoke with Macron, was invited to soon visit France

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 5, 2018. (AFP/Ludovic Marin/File)
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 5, 2018. (AFP/Ludovic Marin)

Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu says he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, who phoned to congratulate the former prime minister on his expected return to power after his right-religious bloc won last week’s elections.

“I thank President Macron for the warmhearted conversation and for inviting me to visit France soon, to strengthen the ties between our countries and to hold intensive deliberations on regional challenges, chiefly Iran,” Netanyahu says in a statement.

There is no immediate statement from Macron’s office.

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