Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

Chad will on Thursday open its embassy in Israel after the two countries renewed diplomatic ties in 2019.

President Mahamat Deby is on a visit to Israel and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem.

Chad, which has a majority Muslim population, cut ties with Israel in 1972.

Mr Netanyahu’s office said the two leaders will officiate the opening of the embassy but did not mention where it would be located, although most countries have kept embassies in Tel Aviv.

“We believe that our co-operation can help not only advance our relations and our co-operation but it is also part of Israel’s coming back to Africa and Africa coming back to Israel. We have common goals of security, prosperity and stability,” a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

In recent years, Israel has made a big effort to improve diplomatic relations with several African countries.

By Joy

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