List of international prime ministerial trips made by Benjamin Netanyahu

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Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin with a war veteran in Moscow. May 9, 2018

The following is a list of international prime ministerial trips made by Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister of Israel.

First term (1996–1999)[edit]

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 United States July 10, 1996 Address to the US Congress [1]
 China August 24, 1997 Working visit [2]
 Japan August 24–27, 1997 [2]
 South Korea August 28, 1997 [3]
 Azerbaijan August 29, 1997 First visit by an Israeli PM to Azerbaijan[4]

Second term (2009–2013)[edit]

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 United Kingdom August 25–26, 2009 Discussions [5][6]
 Germany August 26–27, 2009 State visit [7]
 United States March 24, 2010 Discussions [8]
 United States May 24, 2011 Address to the US Congress [9]
 Canada March 2–4, 2012 State visit [10]
 United States March 5–?, 2012 Discussions [11]
 United Nations September 26–27?, 2012 UNGA address [12]
 Czech Republic December 5, 2012 Discussions [13]
 Germany December 5–6, 2012 State visit [14]

Third term (2013–2015)[edit]

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 China May 5–10, 2013[n 1] State visit [15]
 Poland June 12–13, 2013 State visit [16]
 Russia November 20, 2013 Discussions regarding Iran deal [17][18]
 Italy
  Vatican
December 1–2, 2013 State visit [19]
  Switzerland January 23, 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos [20]
 United States March 4, 2014 AIPAC policy conference [21]
 Japan May 11–14, 2014 State visit [22][23]
 Italy December 15, 2014 State visit [24]
 France January 11–12?, 2015 Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher shooting memorial [25]
 United States March 1–3, 2015 Address to the US Congress and AIPAC [26]

Unconfirmed[edit]

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 Jordan 2014 Discussions regarding Temple Mount tensions [27]

Fourth Term (2015–)[edit]

Since May 14, 2015, Netanyahu heads the thirty-fourth government of Israel, acting both as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 Italy August 27–30, 2015 Working visit Netanyahu attended the Expo 2015 in Milan.[28][29]
 United Kingdom September 9–10, 2015 State visit [30][31]
 Russia September 21, 2015 Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War [32][33]
 United Nations October 1, 2015 UNGA address [34]
 Germany October 21, 2015 State visit [35]
 United States November 8–11, 2015 Discussions [36]
 France November 30, 2015 Working visit Netanyahu attended Paris Climate Conference.[37]
  Switzerland January 20–21, 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos [38]
 Cyprus January 28, 2016 Cyprus–Greece–Israel trilateral summit [39]
 Germany February 15–17, 2016 Government-to-government meetings [40]
 Russia April 21, 2016 Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War [41][42]
 Russia June 6–7, 2016 Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War, marking 25 years of Israel–Russia relations [43]
 Italy June 26–28, 2016 State visit [44][45]
 Uganda
 Kenya
 Rwanda
 Ethiopia
July 4–7, 2016 State visit First visit to Africa by an Israeli PM in 30 years[46]
 Netherlands September 6–7, 2016 State visit [47]
 United States
 United Nations
September 20–26, 2016 Discussions with US officials
UNGA address
[48]
 Azerbaijan
 Kazakhstan
December 13–14, 2016 State visit First visit by an Israeli PM to Kazakhstan and second to Azerbaijan[49]
 United Kingdom February 6, 2017 Discussions [50]
 United States February 13–17, 2017 State visit [51]
 Singapore February 19–21, 2017 State visit First time an Israeli PM visited Singapore[52]
 Australia February 22–25, 2017 First time an Israeli PM visited Australia[53]
 Russia March 9, 2017 Discussions regarding the Syrian civil war [54]
 China March 20–21, 2017[n 2] State visit [55]
 Liberia June 4, 2017 Summit of ECOWAS leaders [56]
 Greece June 14, 2017 Cyprus–Greece–Israel trilateral summit [57]
 France June 30 – July 2, 2017 Funeral of former German chancellor Kohl [58][59]
 France
 Hungary
July 15–19, 2017 State visit [60]
 Russia August 23, 2017 Discussions regarding the Syrian civil war [61]
 Argentina September 10–19, 2017 State visit First time an Israeli PM visited South America[62]
 Paraguay
 Colombia
 Mexico
 United States Meeting with US President Donald Trump
 United Nations UNGA address
 United Kingdom November 2–5, 2017 Marking Balfour Declaration centenary [63]
 Kenya November 28, 2017 State visit, meeting with 11 African leaders [64]
 France
 Belgium
December 10–11, 2017 State visit [65][66]
 India January 14–19, 2018 State visit [67][68]
  Switzerland January 23–26, 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos [69]
 Russia January 29, 2018 Discussions regarding Iran [70]
 Germany February 16–18, 2018 Munich Security Conference [71]
 United States March 4–8, 2018 State visit, AIPAC conference [72]
 Cyprus May 8, 2018 Cyprus–Greece–Israel trilateral summit [73]
 Russia May 9, 2018 Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War Netanyahu attended the 2018 Moscow Victory Day Parade.[74]
 Germany
 France
 United Kingdom
June 4–6, 2018 Discussions regarding the Iran nuclear deal [75]
 Jordan June 18, 2018 Discussions [76]
 Russia July 11, 2018 Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War Netanyahu and Russian president Vladimir Putin watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final game between Croatia and England.[77][78]
 Lithuania August 23–25, 2018 State visit First time an Israeli PM visited Lithuania.[79][80]
 United Nations September 25–30, 2018 UNGA address [81]
 Oman October 25–26, 2018 Official visit First meeting of this kind since 1996.[82][83]
 Bulgaria November 1–2, 2018 Discussions with Craiova Group [84]
 France November 11–12, 2018 Paris Peace Forum Netanyahu cut his trip short, returning to Israel on November 11 overnight due to events in Gaza.[85][86]
 Brazil December 28, 2018 – January 2, 2019[n 2] State visit and participation in presidential inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro First time an Israeli PM visited Brazil[87]
 Chad January 20, 2019[n 2] Re-establishment of diplomatic ties First time an Israeli PM visited Chad[88]
 Russia February 27, 2019[n 2] Discussions regarding the Syrian Civil War [89]
 United States March 25, 2019 State visit [citation needed]

Unconfirmed[edit]

Country Dates Purpose Notes
 Jordan 2016 Egypt–Israel–Jordan summit [76]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Including flight time
  2. ^ a b c d Excluding flight time

References[edit]

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