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Britain's May meets Israeli PM in London

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-06 21:50

LONDON - British prime minister Theresa May was hosting a meeting at 10 Downing Street Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two have never previously had a face-to-face meeting.

The pair will be discussing increasing trading relations between the two countries after Britain leaves the European Union.

May is also expected to express the British government's concerns over settlement building in the West Bank.

An official spokesperson at 10 Downing Street said the talks will cover a range of security and international issues, including the Middle East peace process.

Ahead of the meeting, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, called on May to tell Netanyahu that building settlements on occupied Palestinian land undermines trust.

An official communique is expected to be released after the private talks at Number 10 have finished.

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