US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed Monday with the Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu settlement construction and peace negotiations.
A statement from Netanyahu’s office said Greenblatt "reaffirmed President Trump's commitment to Israel's security and to the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations."
The statement added that during a conversation lasting for more than five hours, Netanyahu and Greenblatt discussed Israel's settlement building "with the hope of reaching a formula that will aim to promote peace and security."
The Israeli statement added that "Greenblatt stressed how important enabling the growth of the Palestinian economy and improving the quality of life for Palestinians are to President Trump."
Greenblatt is set to meet PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank on Tuesday.