Dr Mike Evans

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes British Secretary of State, discusses Iranian threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel welcomed UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs James Cleverly to the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

During their meeting, several significant topics were discussed, including shared concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the need to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region, and the prospects for enhanced collaboration between the two nations in various fields, notably artificial intelligence.

Prime Minister Netanyahu highlighted the paramount importance of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He stressed that this is not only a regional concern but also a global one, as Iran’s nuclearization poses a significant threat to both regional and global stability. The Prime Minister underscored the urgency of thwarting Iran’s ongoing efforts to undermine peace and security worldwide.

In addition to addressing security matters, the leaders explored opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation across various domains, including security, technology, and the economy. Of particular interest was the prospect of advancing joint endeavors in the field of artificial intelligence, an area of growing importance and innovation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his enthusiasm for the meeting, emphasizing the robust and productive relations between the two countries. He praised both Israel and the United Kingdom as forward-thinking nations known for their democratic values, technological prowess, and collaborative spirit. He emphasized that innovation is the key to progress in the modern world and noted that both nations are at the forefront of innovation.

The meeting was attended by high-level officials from both sides, including the Strategic Affairs Minister, the Director of the National Security Council, and the Head of the National Public Diplomacy Directorate.

Also in attendance were the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary and the respective ambassadors of Israel and the United Kingdom. The meeting further underscored the commitment of both nations to fostering strong ties and addressing shared challenges, reaffirming their status as like-minded, democratic, and innovative countries.