Monday, February 23, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. The meeting was held in the office of the Prime Minister in Jerusalem.
Opening the meeting, the Prime Minister stated that many countries in Africa have recently expressed interest in strengthening cooperation with Israel, however, Kenya was one of the first in this direction. Israel and Kenya are cooperating in the field of security, agriculture and high technology. Netanyahu noted that the architect of these relations became the father of the current President of Kenya.
Benjamin Netanyahu recalled the assistance provided to Israel by Kenya during the operation «Yonatan» for the liberation of the hostages of passengers of the plane Welcoming Uhuru Kenyatta, Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will never forget the assistance provided to Kenya during «operation Yonatan» to liberate hostages from the Air France passengers captured by terrorists. In this activity, you killed a special forces commander Yonatan Netanyahu, the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu. Benjamin Netanyahu said that «the People of Israel, and he personally, will never forget the assistance provided by Kenya».
Uhuru Kenyatta stated that Kenya and Israel have a lot in common. Including, both countries have to fight terror. «Our countries have been forced to fight for their independence. We believe in democratic principles, freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and it brings us together. Israel and Kenya are in a hostile environment and forced to make efforts to strengthen their security».