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JERUSALEM, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday and congratulated him on winning presidential elections.

The two leaders "agreed to continue strengthening the ties between the two countries and bring them to new heights," said a statement issued by the Israeli prime minister's office.

Netanyahu told Erdogan that he is "committed to expanding the peace circle of Israel and strengthening relations between Israel and Trkiye."

The talk is the latest sign of thawing ties between the two countries. In August 2022, Israel and Trkiye agreed to reinstate full diplomatic ties and return diplomatic missions to each other's country, after years of acrimonious relations.

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