European Council President Charles Michael on Sunday congratulated the new Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett. US President Joe Biden also congratulated the new Prime Minister.
“Congratulations to Aftali Bennett and the caretaker Prime Minister Yairlapid for the inauguration of the new Israeli government,” it said on Twitter.
Michael added that he expects to further strengthen the federation for common prosperity and lasting regional peace.
Greetings have also been received from the United States. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett, the caretaker Prime Minister and Secretary of State Yer Lapid and all members of the new Israeli government,” Biden said.
The US president said he “looks forward to strengthening all aspects of the long and close relationship between our two countries with Bennett.” Israel has no better friend than the United States. The bond between our peoples is a testament to our shared values and decades of close cooperation, “he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke. In a letter to Bennett, Merkel promised that Germany would continue to work for security and peace in the Middle East, according to a German government spokesman. Trudeau said he looked forward to working together and committed to a two-state solution that would ensure that Israelis and Palestinians can live together peacefully and safely while respecting the rights of all. Outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been in power for the past 12 years, thanked him for “his invaluable partnership.”