AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) that Texas will maintain its Iran divestiture policy.

A statement from Abbott's office says the governor, who's traveling overseas, met with the Israeli leader on Monday.

Abbott also announced that he'll seek new laws, during the 2017 Legislature, to strengthen prohibitions in Texas on the investment of public funds in Iran.

Abbott's meeting came after last weekend's historic nuclear deal involving the U.S. and five other world powers that freed Iran from international sanctions. Iran was deemed to have dismantled most of its nuclear program under a deal established last summer.

The Texas governor also plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.