Netanyahu in Liberia: Israel is your natural partner

Israeli PM lands in Liberian capital, Monrovia, discusses deepening ties between West Africa and the Jewish state.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Netanyahu meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Netanyahu meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu landed Sunday morning in the Liberian capital city of Monrovia, where he was welcomed in an official state ceremony led by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The national anthems of the two countries were played; the Prime Minister inspected an honor guard and observed a traditional local dance.

The Prime Minister then met with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission President Marcel Alain de Souza and discussed with him ways to deepen cooperation between Israel and the organization.

Netanyahu then met with Gambian President Adama Barrow and discussed with him the possibility of increasing bilateral cooperation in various fields. The Prime Minister said that Israel would dispatch working teams to Gambia to render such assistance as it could.

Prime Minister Netanyahu told his interlocutors that bilateral relations need to be expressed in international forums.