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Chad President to inaugurate new embassy in Israel, as Netanyahu opens to Africa

"Israel’s coming back to Africa and Africa [is] coming back to Israel," Netanyahu told Chadian President Mahamat Deby ahead of opening embassy on Thursday.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday in Jerusalem with Chadian President Mahamat Deby, ahead of inaugurating Chad’s first embassy in the country, to be located in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan.

Standing beside Deby, Netanyahu first addressed him in French, "Bienvenu a Jérusalem, Monsieur le Président" (welcome to Jerusalem, Mr President). Continuing in English, Netanyahu referenced Chad's late President Idriss Deby, Mahamat's father, who established relations with Israel in 2018.

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