Charles meets President of Israel at Highgrove

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The Prince of Wales has met the President of Israel at Highgrove.

Charles welcomed Isaac Herzog to his country retreat in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on Monday morning.

Mr Herzog said the pair discussed climate change and he thanked Charles for his close relationship with Israel, the British Jewish community and Holocaust survivors.

The president wrote on Twitter: “Grateful to HRH Prince Charles for the warm welcome to @HighgroveGarden.

“We discussed the climate crisis and potential for regional co-operation.

“I thanked him for his leadership and close relationship with Israel and British Jewry, especially their Holocaust survivors.”

Mr Herzog, who took office in the summer, arrived in the UK on Sunday for a three-day official visit.

President of Israel visit to UK
The Prince of Wales welcomes President of Israel Isaac Herzog to Highgrove (Ben Birchall/PA)

The president has warned the West to stop “wasting time” on Iran’s “games”, and called on the UK to work with Israel to stop Tehran from exploiting the world’s willingness to negotiate over a nuclear deal.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Herzog said: “Iran does not want dialogue. It is exploiting the world’s willingness to negotiate to buy time. Israel cannot allow the fundamentalists of Tehran to acquire a nuclear bomb.”

Mr Herzog said on Twitter that he would be meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his trip, as well as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, and Jewish community leaders.

He will also pay tribute to former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who died last year.

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