Israel to strengthen diplomatic relations with Nigeria - Ambassador - Premium Times Nigeria
Nigerian separatist leader admits he's in Israel, says owes life to Jewish state Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks after the. Mar 10, Israel once had diplomatic ties with 29 African nations, and all but three, Swaziland, Lesotho and Malawi, broke relations with Israel when. Feb 1, The minister explained that Nigeria would learn from Israeli expertise to attracting foreign investment in agriculture and allied agri-business”, he said. the Middle East country produces 95 percent of its food requirements.
Israel - Relations with African States
Table of Contents Israeli Cooperation With Africa Israeli Cooperation With Asia Israel and Nigeria first established diplomatic, cultural, and economic ties officially in after Nigerian independence was established.
Israel contributed significantly to the development of Nigeria as well as other Sub-Saharan African countries in the 's and 's by sending Israeli experts and volunteers to modernize Africa's agriculture and and teach African farmers sustainable farming techniques. Following the Yom Kippur War inmany African countries including Nigeria severed ties with Israel and relations were not restored until In April Nigeria opened an embassy in Israel.
Israel has an embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.
Since Israel and Nigeria have enjoyed a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship, with more than 50 Israeli companies investing in Nigerian construction, infrastructure, technology, communications and information technology, agriculture, and water management industries.
This MOU facilitated increased dialogue and cooperation between the two countries on issues of regional and international concern.
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This system allows the Nigerian government to monitor all internet activity within Nigeria, a development feared by human rights activists that was met by a significant backlash. He held a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peresduring which the two leaders affirmed their commitment to stop the spread of terrorism. Goodluck Jonathan also expressed his support for Peres's efforts to bring about a peaceful end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland were the only sub-Saharan countries to maintain diplomatic relations with Israel. The African "embargo" of Israel began to collapse after the Camp David Accords and the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Israel.
Kenya, Gabon, Senegal, and Equatorial Guinea have also shown interest in renewing diplomatic relations. Several other African countries, although maintaining their diplomatic distance, nevertheless had unofficial ties with Israel, as expressed by the presence of Israeli advisers and technicians. Israeli military expertise and technical skills, particularly in desert reclamation, have often facilitated ties with the sub-Saharan nations. Israel also trained the elite armed units protecting the presidents of Cameroon, Liberia, Togo, and Zaire.
Israel has long had a special interest in Ethiopia, a partially Christian country, because of the presence of Falashas Ethiopian Jews in that country. Ethiopian-Israeli relations had been close until the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the imposition of a Marxist, pro-Soviet military regime in In andit was reported that, in exchange for Israeli military aid to Ethiopia in its battle against Muslim Eritrean secessionists supported by Arab states, Israel organized an airlift of more than 10, Falashas from ethopia to Israel.
In it was estimated that between 10, and 15, Falashas still remained in Ethiopia. Israel has also had a longstanding interest in South Africa because of its approximatelyJews and 15, Israelis.