British PM Meets With Yair Lapid, Says She Is Considering Relocating Embassy To Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — British prime minister Liz Truss met with Israel’s acting premier Yair Lapid on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Lapid expressed his condolences and those of the people of Israel to the British nation after the death of Queen Elizabeth.

According to a Daily Telegraph report, Truss told Lapid during the course of the meeting that she is considering moving the British embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The matter was confirmed by a Downing Street spokesperson who said that Truss spoke with Lapid about her “review of the current location of the British Embassy in Israel,”

Lapid congratulated Truss on her election and expressed his belief that the relations between Britain and Israel would expand and encompass a number of areas, including economics, innovation and security issues.

The Israeli premier also added that the international community must eschew more compromises with Iran and stressed that Israel’s goal is to reach a long-term agreement which would provide a solution for the entire gamut of threats which emanate from Iran

The two also discussed bilateral relations between Israel and Britain and free trade agreements which they are trying to promote.

[Picture adapted from one of Avi Ohayon GPO.]

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