The Israeli foreign Ministry refused to allow the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, during his visit to the region’s request to visit Ramallah for a meeting with PNA head Mahmoud Abbas, announced on Wednesday, 24 February, radio station, Galei Tzahal.
According to published information, in addition to meeting with PNA head of the Kenyan President was planning to meet high-ranking Israeli military. The cancellation of the visit to Ramallah has caused serious discontent in the delegation of the President of Kenya, noted Galei Tzahal.
From the Israeli Foreign Ministry reported that «the request for the trip to Ramallah was filed at the last moment, and there was no way to satisfy her».
Recall that on 23 February the President of Kenya met the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 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».