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

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 hostage rescue in Entebbe on July 4, 2016. Speaking in Entebbe, close to the site of the 1976 airport raid in which over 100 hostages were released, Netanyahu said …
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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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