mercredi 31 mai 2017

NETANYAHU MAY ENCOUNTER MOROCCAN KING AT LIBERIA SUMMIT

Possible rencontre entre Netanyahu et le Roi du Maroc au sommet du Libéria
The summit in Liberia is expected to last for only five hours, with Netanyahu scheduled to fly there late Saturday night.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI (R) attends a signing ceremony with the Nigerian delegation, 
on the Nigeria-Moroccan gas pipeline project that will connect the two nations as well as some other 
African countries to Europe, at the King's Palace in Rabat, Morocco May 15, 2017. (photo credit:REUTERS)


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to cross paths with the leaders of three countries with which Israel has no diplomatic ties – including Morocco – when he attends a summit of an African sub-regional organization in Liberia on Sunday.

A senior delegation from Morocco, which will include that country’s foreign minister and possibly even King Mohammed VI, will be attending the summit of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Unlike large international meetings that take place at the UN, which Netanyahu participates in each year, this one is relatively small and taking place in a Monrovia hotel, making more likely the possibility of informal meetings with the Moroccan delegation, or the leaders of Niger and Mali – the two other countries with which Israel does not have diplomatic ties and which are scheduled to be represented at the meeting.

At the last ECOWAS meeting held in December in Nigeria, Netanyahu was officially invited to this summit to talk about Israel’s developments in agriculture. Diplomatic officials said it is clear he will also use the opportunity to speak about the mutual benefits of strengthening Israeli-African ties.


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