A few days later after the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu said after his meeting with the President of Cape Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the West African Republic pledged not to vote against Israel in the UN, the government of Cape Verde issued a denial of this statement, reports The Times of Israel.
Representatives of the government of Cape Verde reiterated the desire of the authorities of the country to strengthen relations with Israel, but stressed that recent contacts with Jerusalem will not lead to the fact that the Republic will change the traditional line vote in the UN.
The President of the Republic Jorge Carlos Fonseca explained that, under the Constitution of Cape Verde, the country’s foreign policy is not determined by the President and the government.
Recall, on 2 August the Prime Minister and foreign Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in his blog on Facebook wrote that the West African Republic of Guinea-Bissau has pledged not to vote against Israel in UN.
Netanyahu stressed that the decision was made after his meeting with the President of Cape Verde, which took place two months earlier at the summit of ECOWAS (Economic community of West African countries), and is «the result of intense development in Israel’s relations with African countries».
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