Outgoing Israeli President Rivlin to Meet With Biden at White House

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in the back center, on a visit to Romania this month
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in the back center, on a visit to Romania this monthCredit: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP

WASHINGTON - President Reuven Rivlin will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday, June 28, according to a White House statement.

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"President Rivlin’s visit will highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel and the deep ties between our governments and our people," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced, adding that it will be an opportunity to consult about the many challenges and opportunities facing the region.  

"As President Rivlin approaches the end of his term, this visit will honor the dedication he has shown to strengthening the friendship between the two countries over the course of many years," Psaki said.

Biden previously thanked Rivlin for his many years of service in a statement following the election of Isaac Herzog as Israel's 11th president, saying that he looks forward to "honoring his dedication to the enduring partnership and the close friendship between our two nations."

Herzog will officially succeed Rivlin as president on July 9.

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