Netanyahu meets with Biden, Kerry at World Economic Forum in Davos

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Kerry John  at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday morning with US Vice President Joe Biden at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The meeting “was friendly and cordial and was held in an excellent atmosphere,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

The statement added that the two discussed “Middle East security and strategic issues and energy.”

They did not issue a joint statement, and the White House has yet to comment on the meeting.

Later on, Netanyahu met with  US Secretary of State John Kerry. The two  discussed a range of regional issues, including Syria, Iran, the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Palestinians.

Netanyahu showed Kerry a presentation on  Palestinian incitement, which he already showed to other foreign ministers at the start of the week, “in order to show that Palestinian incitement – by the leadership, in the media and in the education system – is still a very significant and decisive factor as an engine for terrorism” the PMO stated.

Netanyahu was also scheduled to meet with  Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

On Wednesday, the prime minister met with UBER co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick and the head of Hewlett Packard, Meg Whitman, during which they discussed the possibility that HP would expand its operations in Israel.

Whitman noted her company’s long-standing commitment to Israel, including billions of dollars in investments, and added that HP currently employs over 5,000 workers in Israel. She expressed HP’s appreciation for Israeli initiatives and innovation and noted that they contribute to the company around the world.

Biden also met on Thursday with the leaders of Cyprus, Argentina and Iraq, and held a joint meeting with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan.