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Israeli officials traveled to Chad to discuss renewing ties — report

A delegation of Israeli officials traveled to the Muslim-majority country of Chad this week to discuss the possibility of renewing diplomatic relations between the two, Chanel 10 news reports.

Chad, in central Africa, cut diplomatic ties with Jerusalem in the 1970s.

Israel’s then-Foreign Ministry director general Dore Gold paid a rare visit to Chad in September 2017 for talks with senior officials.

“Chad is a central country on the African continent,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement at the time. “It is a Muslim, Arabic-speaking country that deals with radical Islamic terrorism and this year holds the rotating chairmanship of the African Union.”

Other countries that Israel does not have relations with in sub-Saharan Africa are Mauritania, Mali, Niger and the Comoros Islands.

 

 

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