Netanyahu to meet British PM, American Defense Sec. in London

PM to fly for a meeting with the two on Thursday. Hectic contacts regarding setting of meeting with Putin before elections.

Nitzan Keidar,

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Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be visiting London on Thursday, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

This will be Netanyahu's first meeting with the two after taking their respective offices as prime minister and secretary of defense, and also among the first meetings of the two with leaders from the region.

The Prime Minister will discuss with British Prime Minister Johnson the situation in the region and the way to fight Iran's terror and aggression.

With Defense Secretary Esper, the PM will discuss Israel's security needs. The PM and Esper spoke on the telephone last night and decided to continue their talk in London.

Recall that the Prime Minister's visit to India scheduled for next week was postponed, probably due to the election campaign and the security situation.

Russian officials said Netanyahu also sought a meeting with President Putin, but was refused. However, the Prime Minister's Office put pressure on the Russians and, in the afternoon, a statement was issued according to which Netanyahu and Putin "will meet soon". However, the Russians did not confirm that such a meeting would take place before the elections.




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