DRC-Israel: tête-à-tête between Félix Tshisekedi and Naftali Bennett

In Israel, where he has been staying since October 25, 2021, Felix Tshisekedi spoke, Thursday 28 in Jerusalem, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on bilateral cooperation between their two countries.

The day before, Wednesday, the Congolese president, who met face-to-face with his Israeli counterpart Isaac Hertzog, told reporters that his visit to Israel is part of strengthening the partnership between the two countries in diverse fields. Insofar as, he stressed, “Israel has achieved performances which constitute a model”. the Congolese head of state insisted on the areas that will count for initiating reconciliations, in particular, infrastructure, security, the environment, agriculture and digital technology.

On March 1, 2020, before the Israeli-American Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) which was organizing its major annual conference in Washington, President Tshisekedi announced the resumption of high-level diplomatic relations between the DRC and Israel. The establishment of an “economic section” at the embassy aimed at strengthening ties with Israel, particularly in the fields of agriculture and science and technology.

After more than twenty years without high-level representation in Israel, Felix Tshisekedi also announced the appointment, “in the coming days, of an ambassador to Tel Aviv.” At that time, the DRC embassy was headed by a charge d’affaires.

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