SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good morning, everyone. As always, I very much appreciate this opportunity to exchange views and perspectives with my friend Yair, both on the situation in Gaza, the regional perspectives, and of course we’re intensely focused on the hostages and a determination to bring them home to their families. So I look forward to an exchange of views on all of these issues and more. It’s good to see you.

MR LAPID: Good to see you, my friend. It’s good to be here. It’s good to see the – how committed this group is to the hostages, to solving the situation, to figuring out ways to promote peace, prosperity, and if possible, tranquility in the area. So I’m looking forward to this conversation. Thank you.

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thanks, everybody.

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