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US, Israel hold first foreign policy dialogue

IANS  |  Washington 

The US and held their first foreign policy dialogue here to discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest, the State Department said in a statement.

The dialogue on Monday touched upon opportunities for cooperation in on development, economics, and counterterrorism; ways to advance shared interests in the region; and efforts to advance shared approaches to regional engagement in the in collaboration with the Organisation of American States, the statement said.

It also focused on digital and recent developments in research and social media technology, reports

The gathering was co-chaired by US Under and Yuval Rotem, of the

Both sides expressed their interest in continuing the dialogue on a regular basis in and

Earlier on Monday, the State Department announced that it would provide $3.3 billion in military aid for in its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal.

It noted that was also "prioritizing funding for a facility in which will begin once design and construction plans are finalised".



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 09:36 IST