Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon to congratulate him on his victory and was invited to come and visit him in the U.S. at the earliest opportunity.
Netanyahu assured Trump that the United States has no better ally than Israel, as they discussed regional issues.
The two men, who have known each other for many years, had a warm and friendly conversation, the PMO’s office said.
Netanyahu told Trump that he and his wife Sara looked forward to meeting with the president-elect and his wife Melania.
Earlier in the day, Netanyahu had issued a statement in which he said that Trump is a “true friend” of the state of Israel.
Also on Wednesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon sent their congratulations to the new president.