PM kicks of 5-day tour in USA; Meetings scheduled with Obama, Ki-moon ahead of General Assembly address
Prime Minister Netanyahu left Israel for the United States Tuesday morning, beginning his five-day tour in the region. Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold and Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely are part of the Prime Minister’s delegation.
Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Obama in New York on Wednesday ahead of his United Nations General Assembly address on Thursday. It will be his last visit with President Obama before Obama ends his term.
Netanyahu stated ahead of boarding the place on Tuesday that his visit to the United States comes in the “midst of a very important diplomatic week for the State of Israel.”
He spoke of his itinerary, stating “I am leaving now for the United States. There I will first meet with President Obama and I will thank him for the great and important security assistance to the State of Israel over the coming decade. I will then address the United Nations General Assembly. I will present Israel’s case, Israel’s truth, Israel’s justice and also Israel’s heroism – the heroism of our soldiers, our police officers and our citizens, who are waging an uncompromising struggle against brutal terrorism.”
Netanyahu will reportedly meet with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also speak at the Israeli American Council’s National Conference in Washington DC.