President Donald J. Trump was delighted to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his honored guest on Wednesday, and is looking forward to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Israel.
President Trump has made it abundantly clear that the United States stands firmly with our ally Israel, especially in the face of terrorism. Our deeply rooted ties reflect our shared values, strategic interests, and dynamic economic and trade relationship. President Trump is making it his administration’s duty to promote Israel’s security in order to establish a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East.
Wednesday's meeting represents a key step toward strengthening security and counterterrorism operations to protect the United States, Israel, and other nations from the growing threat of terrorism around the world. The President and the Prime Minister agree on the importance of tough sanctions and constant vigilance to ensure the safety and security of all.
As Israel’s largest bilateral trade partner, the United States is eager to expand its economic partnership, which is nearing $50 billion annually. President Trump reaffirms the unbreakable bond between the two nations, and together with Prime Minister Netanyahu, is finding new ways to make our alliance even stronger.