(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will meet with President Donald Trump in late September during his visit to New York to address the U.N. General Assembly.
Netanyahu is slated to address the world body Sept. 26. He commented on his planned meeting with Trump before departing on his historic visit to Latin America Sunday night.
During his trip — the first visit to the region by a sitting Israeli prime minister — Netanyahu will visit Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, and will also meet with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes in Buenos Aires.
“From Mexico I will go to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly and there I will meet my friend, President Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said to reporters before boarding his plane at Ben Gurion Airport.
The White House has not commented on the potential meeting between Trump and Netanyahu, Reuters reported Monday.
The last time the two leaders met in person was during Trump’s first visit to the Mideast region as president in May.