« Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first-ever in-person meeting, on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
During their meeting, Erdogan and Netanyahu agreed to visit each other’s countries shortly, according to a statement from Netanyahu’s office. The leaders discussed various topics, including political, economic, and regional matters, and the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
Erdogan emphasised the potential for cooperation between the two nations in areas such as energy, technology, innovation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
The meeting marks a significant milestone in the gradual improvement of relations between the two countries, which had been strained due to disputes related to Palestinian policies.
Turkey attempted to improve relations with regional partners in 2020, including outreach to Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, as part of a broader diplomatic realignment strategy. »