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New President Herzog holds first meeting with FM Lapid

President Isaac Herzog (R) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on July 18, 2021. (Mark Neyman/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog (R) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on July 18, 2021. (Mark Neyman/GPO)

New President Isaac Herzog holds his first official work meeting with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

A statement from Herzog’s spokesman says the two talked about “diplomatic challenges and advancing and strengthening the State of Israel’s diplomatic ties.”

Herzog, a former head of the Jewish Agency and ex-Labor party chief, told Lapid he is ready to help as needed in advancing Israel’s foreign relations, according to the statement.

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