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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

04 September 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Sunday, 4 September 2016), met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and told her at the start of their meeting, "I just want to greet you and say that your friendship is terrific – Australia, the government's and yours personally. And we appreciate our friends."

 

Australian Foreign Minister Bishop invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit Australia: "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our absolute enduring commitment to the State of Israel and our friendship, and invite you to come to Australia. And we're thinking there's a little window of opportunity early next year maybe? And the Australian public would warmly embrace you, welcome you and we would look forward to the first visit of an Israeli prime minister ever to Australia."

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu accepted the invitation.