Israel And Senegal End Diplomatic Rift After Leaders’ Meeting


Israel’s ambassador to Senegal will return to his post after he was recalled last year following Dakar’s support of a U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements.

The announcement was made after a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senegal President Macky Sall on the sidelines of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathering in Liberia

Netanyahu addressed ECOWAS as a guest speaker on Sunday and met several African leaders, including Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the president of Mali, a Muslim state with whom Israel has no diplomatic relations.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said Senegal had agreed to support Israel’s candidacy to become an observer nation at the Organisation of African Unity.

The two states also agreed to resume joint projects and cooperation in security and agriculture, the statement added. Read more at ChannelNewsAsia.



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