After half a century, Israel-Guinea ties renewed

Muslim state restores relations with Israel after nearly 50 years.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Dore Gold and Guinean Foreign Ministry director renew ties
Dore Gold and Guinean Foreign Ministry director renew ties
Courtesy of Foreign Ministry

After nearly half a century, Israel and Guinea formally renewed diplomatic ties.

At a signing ceremony in Paris on Wednesday, Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold and his Guinean counterpart signed off on an agreement reestablishing ties between the two countries.

Guinea, which is nearly 85% Muslim, cut ties with Israel following the 1967 Six Day War.

The move comes as Israel takes steps to strengthen relations with sub-Saharan African states.

Binyamin Netanyahu became the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister in a generation to visit Africa during a four-state trip early this month. Netanyahu’s Africa trip included visits to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

In May, the Knesset’s Lobby for Relations Between Israel and African Countries received a 27-member delegation from 10 African countries, including Liberia, Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Botswana.