Israeli President Isaac Herzog said on Saturday he met with the prime minister of Qatar, who has been trying to mediate a ceasefire in the Gaza war.

"I met with the Prime Minister of Qatar yesterday," Herzog said at the Munich Security Conference, according to a statement from his office. "It was a good discussion. And I think he's doing major efforts. He's taken major efforts and devoting an enormous focus on this issue."

The presidency in Israel is largely ceremonial without a direct impact on policymaking.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Angus MacSwan)