African country changes foreign policy with Israel following meeting with Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote yesterday that Cape Verde, which is a small island country off the northwestern coast of Africa, will no longer vote in favor of anti-Israel UN resolutions. The small country’s decision came following Netanyahu’s meeting with Cape Verde’s president two months ago upon his visit to Africa.
Netanyahu and the Cape Verdean President Photo Credit: Kobi Gidon/GPO

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote yesterday (Wednesday) on his Facebook page that Cape Verde, a small island off the northwestern coast of Africa, has announced that it will no longer vote against Israel in the UN. The decision came following Netanyahu’s meeting with Cape Verdean President Jorge Carlos Fonseca upon his visit to Africa two months ago.

Fonseca directed the country’s UN ambassador not to vote in favor of UN resolutions condemning Israel any longer. Netanyahu posted a joint photograph with the president on his Facebook and Twitter accounts showing the two leaders smiling.

“The decision was made following my meeting with the President of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, which took place two months ago at the summit of ECOWAS, the Economic Union of West African Countries,” Netanyahu posted to Facebook. “I welcome the decision, which came about as a result of Israel’s intensive diplomatic efforts in Africa.”



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