Turkish President and Israeli Prime Minister to meet at UN

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet at the UN General Assembly in New York, the Israeli leader’s office said on Saturday.

This upcoming meeting marks an important step in the warming of relations between two long-term estranged countries, which expelled their respective ambassadors in 2018 and have often expressed their disagreements in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Last month, Israel and Turkey announced the full restoration of diplomatic relations and the return of ambassadors to both countries.

Yair Lapid’s office said the Israeli Prime Minister would also meet his Greek counterpart during his stay in New York.

(Report Ari Rabinovitch; French version Elizabeth Pineau)

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