WORLD Netanyahu to leave for Washington, meet Trump on Monday

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Netanyahu to leave for Washington, meet Trump on Monday

Xinhua | Xinhua

07:32, March 24, 2019

A giant election campaign billboard of U.S. President Donald Trump(L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(R) shaking hands, is seen at the entrance to Jerusalem, February 4, 2019.(Photo: IC)

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will leave on Saturday night for Washington to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The two leaders are scheduled to meet on Monday at the White House and on Tuesday over dinner.

The prime minister's office stated that Netanyahu will discuss with Trump "the Iranian aggression, Iran's efforts to entrench militarily in Syria, how to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, and the tightening of cooperation on security and intelligence matters."

According to the statement, Netanyahu will address the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference on Tuesday morning.

He will also hold diplomatic meetings on Capitol Hill with U.S. politicians.

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