24.01.2021 | 17:27 GMT
U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. JOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed that the administration of the new president, Joe Biden, will work closely with Israel to resolve regional security issues based on normalization agreements.
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The White House said in a statement issued Sunday that Salvan held a telephone conversation on Saturday with the president of the Israeli National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabat, where he assured him of “President Biden’s unwavering adherence to israel’s security” and thanked his Israeli counterpart for his “contribution to the bilateral partnership.”
The two sides discussed “opportunities to expand cooperation in the coming months, including by building on Israel’s successful agreements to normalize relations with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco,” the statement said.
The White House added that Sullivan confirmed that the United States would engage closely with Israel on all regional security issues, and invited a strategic dialogue in the near term to continue detailed discussions.
In 2020, through the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, which became the israeli government’s closest ally for decades, Israel concluded historic agreements to normalize relations with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
The Trump administration, however, expressed concern that the Biden team, which took office on January 20, would change Washington’s approach to relations with Israel, particularly by cancelling actions against Iran, suggesting that it could undermine normalization agreements.
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