Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for the first time Tuesday evening in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly summit. They reportedly discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations and the possibility of Saudi Arabia normalizing ties with Israel.
“Our ties are growing stronger,” Netanyahu told Erdogan at the start of the meeting, reported the Israeli press.
Erdogan said the two countries should work together for peace in the world, listing energy, technology, innovation, artificial intelligence and cyber security as areas where Israel and Turkey could cooperate.
"During the meeting, international and regional issues, political and economic relations between the two countries as well as the latest developments regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were discussed," the Turkish presidency tweeted.