The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid yesterday to continue conversations following Prime Minister Bennett’s recent visit and to exchange Rosh Hashanah greetings. The Secretary and the Minister discussed the importance of the U.S.- Israel bilateral relationship, and Secretary Blinken invited Minister Lapid to visit Washington soon. The Secretary and the Minister also underscored the importance of consultations on regional and security topics, including on Afghanistan, Iran, and China.
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