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PM Netanyahu: Very Significant that Kenyan President Supports Israel Receiving Observer Status in the African Union
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PM Netanyahu: Very Significant that Kenyan President Supports Israel Receiving Observer Status in the African Union

05 July 2016

PM Netanyahu: Very Significant that Kenyan President Supports Israel Receiving Observer Status in the African Union

(Communicated by the Prime minister's Media Adviser)

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 5 July 2016), in Nairobi, made the following remarks at a joint press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta:

 

"We just heard something very important from the President of Kenya who said very clearly that he and his colleagues, whom I met with yesterday, would work to restore Israel as an observer to the African Union. This is very significant from our point-of-view. Africa is a continent with 54 countries. The possibility of changing their direction and their attitude toward Israel would be a strategic change in Israel's international position. This starts in one place, this effort, that the President has defined, to make Israel an observer to the African Union. I think that this is significant. This will have an impact in Africa now, but I think that it will have very considerable effect regarding Israel's international relations in the future, vis-à-vis our effort to bring about a very great number of countries that support Israel."

 

Attached photo credit: Kobi Gideon (GPO)