Chad President Idriss Déby will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, the first-ever visit of the president of that Muslim-majority African country with whom Israel has no relations.
The visit was kept carefully under wraps for days, with Netanyahu’s office only announcing it Sunday at noon.
The two men will give a statement to the press, widely expected to be the announcement of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties.
“This is another diplomatic breakthrough,” Netanyahu said. “This is a historic and important visit that comes against the background of efforts that we have led. I welcome the president of Chad on his arrival to Israel.” Read more