Chadian president Idriss Deby visiting Israel after 47 years

The Chadian president arrived in Israel on Sunday for the first visit of a Chadian head of state to the country for nearly 47 years.

Diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel have been broken for four decades. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the Chadian leader’s visit as “historic”. It’s made possible by the diplomatic efforts of the head of the Israeli government, according to the entourage of the latter.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that Israel had no diplomatic relations with Chad since 1972. Idriss Deby will meet Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. But no details have filtered through the rest of his program in Israel.

Chad is one of the African states engaged in the fight against Boko Haram. And the Islamic State jihadist organization in West Africa. As such, it received from the United States a few weeks ago military vehicles. And ships worth $ 1.3 million, about 1.15 million euros or 752 million CFA francs.

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