Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat discuss peace in Middle East

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone on Saturday with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat, and both discussed peace in the Middle East, the Biden administration said.

“Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed President Biden’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and expressed appreciation for Ben Shabbat’s contributions to our bilateral partnership. They discussed opportunities to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco,” NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement.

“Mr. Sullivan confirmed the United States will closely consult with Israel on all matters of regional security. He also extended an invitation to begin a strategic dialogue in the near term to continue substantive discussions,” Horne added.

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