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Bennett on his way to DC to meet Biden; nuclear Iran, Israel's pioneering of the booster shot expected to be main topics

Bennett will also meet with other senior administration officials, including the secretary of state and secretary of defense

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leaves for Washington (Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is embarking upon his first diplomatic visit to Washington today to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden, "an old and true friend of the State of Israel."

"There is a new administration in the U.S. and a new government in Israel, and I am bringing with me from Jerusalem a new spirit of cooperation, which rests on the special and long-standing connection between the two countries," Bennett said.

"We will deal with many fronts, especially the Iranian front, and especially the jump in the Iranian nuclear program over the past two or three years. In particular, we will discuss the plan to block this program."

"We will also deal with several actions to strengthen the Israeli military superiority. Alongside this, we will also deal with the spheres of high-tech, the economy, innovation, the climate crisis that disturbs us all and – of course – the fight against the coronavirus."

"I intend to share with President Biden the knowledge and insights we have accumulated in the campaign here – in the State of Israel – regarding the third dose of the vaccine, which I am pleased has already crossed the threshold of 1.5 million people who have been inoculated."

Bennett will meet with other senior administration officials, including the secretary of state and secretary of defense. Israel's head of the National Security Council, the Cabinet secretary and the head of the Prime Minister's Military Secretary are accompanying Bennett among others.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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