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Israeli Prime Minister to meet US President in Washington

07-06-2010 18:27 BJT

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left for Washington to meet with US President Barack Obama at the White House. Both leaders say they share the same goal to get Israeli and Palestinian governments to resume face-to-face peace talks.

Netanyahu says he endorses Obama's call for fresh direct talks between the two parties. It comes just days after White House officials said Obama would push for negotiations to get underway sooner rather than later. Both sides are expected to discuss Israel's decision to significantly ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip to let in most consumer goods.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CCTV.com

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