Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘Israel, Chad renew diplomatic ties

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country has renewed its ties with Chad during a trip to the central African country.

“We renew the diplomatic relations between the countries!” Netanyahu posted on Twitter on Sunday during his trip, which he earlier hailed as a “historic and important breakthrough”.

Chad, a Muslim-majority country, borders Libya and Sudan.

Chad’s President Idriss Deby visited Jerusalem in November, the first by a leader of the Central African country. The country broke its relations with Israel in 1972.

Netanyahu has pushed to extend Israeli diplomacy to Africa and has visited the continent several times in recent years.