Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his government is set to strengthen its cooperation with Kenya, particularly in the sector of security and agriculture.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said his Government believes in the progression of Africa and was prepared to work with Kenya and other nations to help them attain their objectives.
The Israeli Prime Minister was talking at State House, Nairobi, in a luncheon hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in honour of visiting Heads of States and heads of delegations.
“This is my third visit to Africa and second to Kenya, we believe in the future of Africa, we love Africa and I would like very much not only to help but also with the African Union,” said the Israeli Prime Minister.
The Israeli Prime Minister also held bilateral talks with President Kenyatta, which centered on intensifying cooperation in trade, security and agriculture.
The Prime Minister said it was because of his country’s wish to work with Africa that his government was seeking to be given an observer mission status in the African Union.
“I trust we will all find a way to assist Israel have an observer status in the African Union because we can help build a better future for Africa,” The Israeli PM said.
He said challenges of terrorism facing the world could only be tackled through cooperation between governments.
“If we work together we will defeat the barbarians. Our people deserve better lives and we can provide that for them,” said the Israeli PM.
The Israeli leader passed on good wishes to President Kenyatta for his re-election, saying the directive given to him by Kenyans accords him the chance to advance the lives of all citizens.
He assured President Kenyatta that he would partner with him in achieving development goals for the nation.