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PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Rwanda President Kagame and aides.

An Israeli delegation has traveled to the central African nation of Chad this week for talks on the possibility of renewing diplomatic ties, according to a report Wednesday night by Israel’s Channel 10 news.

The Muslim-majority nation cut its relations with Israel back in the 1970s.


In September 2017, then-Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold visited the country for talks. A subsequent statement by Israel’s Foreign Ministry explained that Chad “deals with radical Islamic terrorism” and at the time held the rotating chairmanship of the African Union.

Two months later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans by Israel to open an embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, and said he would attend the inauguration Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.