President Shimon Peres and US President Barack Obama were set to begin a working lunch in the White House Tuesday afternoon.
Speaking before the meeting, White House Spokesman jay Carney told reporters that Peres "has been a friend and partner with the United States for many administrations," AFP reported.
Discussing the agenda for the meeting, Carney said that "the two presidents will discuss events in the Middle East and around the world and they will discuss, obviously, efforts that need to be taken towards finding a compromise in the Middle East peace process."
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