Israel is returning to Africa, Netanyahu says in Kenya
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met Tuesday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta after an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Nairobi. The two leaders discussed the strengthening of cooperation in the fields of security and intelligence, cyber defense, energy, agriculture and trade. He later participated in an Israel-Kenya economic forum along with businessmen from both countries that dealt mainly with the fields of agriculture, water resources, communications and homeland security.
During a meeting the previous day with the leaders of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania, he said " I believe in Africa. I believe in your future and I believe in our partnership for this future. I believe that this meeting will be seen as a turning point in Israel's ability to reach a broad number of African countries, which is our goal," adding that "we can be your perfect partners." The prime minister of Tanzania said during a news conference after the meeting that that his country would open an embassy in Israel. Netanyahu visits Rwanda on Wednesday.