During his visit, the Israeli Prime Minister met with 11 African leaders, including the leaders of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Togo, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia, and the Vice President of Nigeria.
This week’s visit was the Israeli leader’s third to the continent in 18 months, part of an effort to deepen ties.
Addressing the crowd at the inauguration, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “We would like to work with you and with every one of your countries to electrify Africa. We believe in Africa. So for every one of your initiatives, there will be an initiative on our part to seize the future, to make life better and safer for your people”.
He underlined: “I hope that we will all find a way to have Israel to get observer status in the African Union because we can help, we can not only observe, we can help build together a better future for Africa”.
The Israeli Prime Minister announced after his meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame that Israel will open a new embassy in Kigali, with work beginning to open a direct air link between the two countries.