Tanzanian FM: Netanyahu understands Africa’s post-ideological reality – Israel News

The dramatic improvement in Israel’s relations with Africa over the last decade is due largely to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s astute reading of the post-ideological Africa that has emerged since the Cold War, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Philip Mahiga told The Jerusalem Post.

Mahiga, the highest-ranking Tanzanian official ever to visit Israel, arrived in the country on Tuesday to take part in the official opening of the East African country’s embassy in Ramat Gan. He will be here until Friday.

Referring to Israel’s long-standing desire to gain observer status in the African Union, a status already enjoyed by the Palestinian Authority, Mahiga said in an interview that while it might be important symbolically and give Israel the opportunity to…

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