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September 11, 2017 11:57 am

Netanyahu Slated to Meet Trump in New York Before Addressing UN

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US President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Facebook. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will meet with President Donald Trump next week during his visit to New York to address the UN General Assembly.

Netanyahu is slated to address the world body Sept. 19. He commented on his planned meeting with Trump before departing on his historic visit to Latin America on Sunday night.

During his trip — the first visit to the region by a sitting Israeli prime minister — Netanyahu will visit Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, and will also meet with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes in Buenos Aires.

“From Mexico I will go to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly and there I will meet my friend, President Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said to reporters before boarding a plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

The White House has not commented on the potential meeting between Trump and Netanyahu, Reuters reported on Monday.

The last time the two leaders met in person was during Trump’s first visit to the Mideast region as president in May.

Watch a video of Netanyahu’s statement below:

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