Saudi Arabia chairs the committee to confront Israeli influence in Africa


Cairo — Saudi Arabia chaired an Arab League’s assembly in Cairo on Wednesday to confront the Israeli subtle expansion and influence into the African countries.

The Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs, Ahmed Abdulaziz Kattan chaired a gathering of Arab Ministerial Committee to counter the Israeli actions in Africa, and the assembly was held paralelly with Arab League’s general assemnly of international ministers.

The primary focus of assembly was—“technique of curbing the additional enlargement of Israeli affect on the African continent.”

For the past couple of years, Israel has expanded its ties with Africa to gain votes of sub-Saharan African countries in UN on pro-Israeli agendas.

Israeli Foreign ministry stated that, “Israel shouldn’t be competing with some other nation, quite the opposite, it’s prepared to advertise trilateral cooperation in Africa.”

Israel responded to the Saudi-led confrontation that, “the nations of Africa perceive the benefits of cooperation with Israel in mild of its confirmed skills within the fields of sustainable growth and anti-terror.”

Wednesday’s assembly was organized after noticing Chad established diplomatic ties with Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited it in January.

Israel was attempting to invest into agriculture and safety in Africa, however Arab countries are successful to fill the gap and now focus to halt the Israeli influence in the region.

Besides Saudi Arabia, leaders from Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Authority of al-Fatah, and Arab League’s secretary-general Ahmed Abul Gheit were also present.

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