(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that he held a phone conversation with a leader of a Muslim nation in Africa during his four state tour of the continent this week.
“There are a lot these contacts. He is not the only Muslim leader who contacted us in recent years,” the Netanyahu said, without revealing who he spoke to. “The world is changing.”
According to Netanyahu, the phone conversation between Netanyahu and the Muslim African leader took place on the sidelines of the Israeli-African summit in Uganda earlier this week, which was attended by leaders from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
It is believed that Netanyahu was referring to Chad’s President Idriss Deby as the African leader, Israel Hayom reported. Meanwhile, Netanyahu also reportedly recently met with the Muslim president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, which was the first meeting between those two leaders, according to the Times of Israel.
“I am proud to announce that Israel is coming back to Africa in a big way,” Netanyahu said as he concluded his visit to Africa on Thursday in Ethiopia. “I want to see every African country represented with an embassy in Israel.”