Netanyahu Says He Will Soon Meet With Muslim Leader Of African State

The Jerusalem Post reports: ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that during his current Africa visit he held a phone conversation with the Muslim head of an African state with which Israel does not have diplomatic relations, and they agreed to meet at a later date.

Netanyahu’s comments came during a briefing with reporters in which he said that his four-country, five-day trip to East Africa is opening doors to other African states as well.

The prime minister would not say who the leader was. He said the phone call was arranged by one of the leaders at the summit he held Monday in Uganda with leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Israel does not have diplomatic relations with the following sub-Saharan predominantly Muslim states: Mali, Chad, Niger, Guinea, Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti and Comoros.

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