The new U.S. national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, talked on the phone with his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat, on Saturday, according to the National Security Council.

Sullivan “reaffirmed President [Joe] Biden’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and expressed appreciation for Ben Shabbat’s contributions to our bilateral partnership,” according to NSC spokesperson Emily Horne.

The two discussed opportunities “to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements [Abhraham Accords] with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco,” according to Horne.

Sullivan also “confirmed the United States will closely consult with Israel on all matters of regional security” and “extended an invitation to begin a strategic dialogue in the near term to continue substantive discussions,” according to Horne.


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