WJC welcomes historic visit by Chadian President to Israel

NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress welcomes the visit of President of the Republic of Chad Mr Idriss Deby to the State of Israel - the first such visit by a Chadian leader since Israel’s founding in 1948 and congratulates successful Israeli diplomatic efforts.

During his time in Israel Deby is expected to meet President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu for talks. 

Last year WJC CEO Robert Singer held talks with Chadian Ambassadors in Geneva and Paris, at the time urging the reinstatement of diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel.

Commenting on the official visit, Robert Singer said: “I warmly welcome this promising development of improved ties between the Republic of Chad and Israel. This is further evidence of the positive role Israel is playing in Africa, including with Muslim-majority countries - with cooperation possible in a number of areas from technology to security. We look forward to continuing to promote and assist in the development of this important bilateral relationship as part of our intensified collaborations with African nations.”

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