Macron starts visit to Israel, meets Netanyahu
JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron began his visit to Israel on Wednesday morning with a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli prime minister's office issued a statement saying that Netanyahu and his wife welcomed Macron at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.
"He and Prime Minister Netanyahu are currently having a working meeting over breakfast," read the statement.
The two are expected to discuss issues related to Iran and the Palestinians.
Macron is also scheduled to meet with Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Macron arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.
Macron is scheduled to attend a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp on Thursday in Israel.