Ashkenazi also congratulated Blinken on his recent confirmation as Washington's top diplomat

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Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi held talks with newly confirmed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, marking the first high-level government meeting between Jerusalem and the Biden administration. 

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, the two discussed “regional strategic matters, continued to widen the circle of peace, the Iranian threat, and other topics.”

Ashkenazi also congratulated Blinken on his recent confirmation as Washington's top diplomat, expressing hope the two will meet personally once coronavirus restrictions are lifted. 

Blinken later tweeted that it was "Great speaking with @Gabi_Ashkenazi today to discuss the steadfast partnership between the U.S. and Israel."

"Our commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct, and I look forward to working with the Foreign Minister and others toward our common goals." Read more at i24