Netanyahu Congratulates Macron on French Election Win

Israeli prime minister and the French president-elect spoke of furthering cooperation in fight against terror

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron at a Paris ceremony marking the victory over Nazi Germany during WWII, on May 8, 2017.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening to congratulate him on his election.

Netanyahu and Macron discussed, according to the prime minister's bureau, the advancement of technological and economic ties between Israel and France and further cooperation in the fight against terror.

U.S. President Donald Trump also spoke with Macron on Monday, and according to the White House "noted the long and robust history of cooperation between the United States and its oldest ally, France." The two agreed to meet during a NATO summit in Brussels later this month, the statement added.