United Nations General Assembly: Yair Lapid will meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Y.Lapid will be the first Israeli Prime Minister to meet the Turkish President since 2008

Yair Lapid will meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to meet the Turkish president since 2008.

Yair Lapid’s meeting with Erdogan is a new step in the ongoing rapprochement between the two countries, after the full resumption of bilateral relations was announced last month.

Yair Lapid traveled to Ankara earlier this year as foreign minister to meet with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

During the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister is also expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as Israel seeks to reassure Athens that its rapprochement with Turkey will not harm Israeli-Greek relations.

Yair Lapid is also expected to meet the new UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The prime minister is planning to attend the annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces party in New York, where 500 of the organization’s leading supporters are expected to attend.

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