Prime Minister Yair Lapid, today (Tuesday, 20 September 2022), during his diplomatic visit to New York, met with the King of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II.

This is the leaders’ second meeting since July 2022, when they met at His Majesty’s palace in Amman.

This meeting is an additional expression of the tightening of Israel-Jordan relations, and the continued strengthening of the personal connection between the Prime Minister and the King of Jordan.

The Prime Minister spoke with His Majesty about the need for calming the situation on the ground and halting terrorism ahead of the upcoming Jewish holidays. Prime Minister Lapid emphasized that Israel will not stand idly by and will fight terrorism directed against it in all its forms, and will not allow harm to the security of its citizens.

The leaders also discussed a number of issues on the bilateral agenda, with an emphasis on advancing economic-civilian cooperation.