Ethiopian envoy on Israel: ‘Why isolate a country contributing to human development?’

Ethiopia, like much of Africa, is looking to Israel to help extricate itself from poverty and backwardness, that country’s ambassador Helawe Yosef Mengistu told The Jerusalem Post last week on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming historic trip to Africa.

It is also looking to Israel for assistance in its relentless battle with the al-Qaida linked al-Shabab from neighboring Somalia.


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