Israeli diplomat visits Muslim African nation with no formal ties to Israel


( Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director Dore Gold on Monday visited the African country of Guinea, a Muslim nation that does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

The President of Guinea Alpha Conde. Credit: The World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons.

Gold’s three-day trip to West Africa included the visit to Conakry, the capital of Guinea on Sunday, to meet with President Alfa Conde and ten government ministers. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced plans to visit many West African countries by the end of the year, hoping to improve Israeli-African relations by focusing on shared interests in development and ways to fight Islamic terrorism.

In July, Netanyahu traveled to East Africa to re-establish ties with Guinea. A few days later, Gold also visited the president of another Muslim African nation, Chad, which also has no diplomatic ties to Israel.

Posted on August 23, 2016 .