(CNN) – Mitt Romney's week-long trip in the Middle East has taken the all-but-declared presidential candidate to Israel, where he scored a sit down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the former Massachusetts governor is the first of many likely 2012 presidential candidates to venture to Israel ahead of the race for the White House in a demonstration of solidarity with the longtime U.S. ally.
In a statement issued after the meeting, Netanyahu said the two men focused on security issues, including those surrounding threats posed by Iran.
Earlier in the week, Romney visited Afghanistan where he met with President Hamid Karzai. He's expected to go to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates next.