PM Netanyahu Holds Special Meeting with Over 15 Heads of State and
Representatives from African Countries
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Thursday, 22 September 2016), at
the United Nations in New York, held a special meeting with over 15 heads of
state and representatives from African countries.
Prime Minister Netanyahu told his interlocutors that he believes that Israel
could be an amazing partner for their countries. He said that technology
changes everything, including in communications, medicine, agriculture and
education. He noted that Israel wants to share its technology with African
The African leaders told Prime Minister Netanyahu that they thanked him and
Israel for its cooperation in so many fields. They added that this
cooperation was very important and would benefit the citizens of Africa and
improve their standard of living.
Afterwards, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, along with Israeli
Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, attended a unique event at UN headquarters
with dozens of African leaders under the heading “Israeli Technology and
Innovation for Africa.” They were welcomed with applause. The event, led by
the Prime Minister, is an Israeli-African summit that presents the start-up
nation to the entire world.
Israeli technological firms and start-ups will present their innovative
solutions to over 15 presidents, prime ministers and ministers from Africa
and developing countries, and to dozens of ambassadors, senior UN officials
and private sector representatives from around the world.
Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked Ambassador Danon for organizing these