WASHINGTON, June 2 (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden has congratulated Isaac Herzog on his election as the new president of Israel.

On Wednesday, Herzog, the head of the nonprofit Jewish Agency for Israel, was elected as the 11th president of the Jewish state.

"On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my warm congratulations to Isaac Herzog on his election to serve as the 11th President of the State of Israel. Throughout his career, President-elect Herzog has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to strengthening Israel’s security, advancing dialogue, and building bridges across the global Jewish community," Biden said late Wednesday, quoted by the White House.

Biden expressed confidence that under the Herzog, the partnership between the United States and Israel will further "grow and deepen."

The US leader added he was looking forward to a visit with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to honor the latter's dedication to the "enduring partnership and the close friendship" between the two countries.