The cabinet is expected to approve a NIS 50 million plan on Sunday to strengthen economic ties with Africa that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take with him next week on his visit to the continent.
With Jerusalem looking to significantly upgrade its ties with Africa, this is the first time a government has come up with this type of program for the continent. Netanyahu’s visit will be the first trip by a sitting prime minister to Sub-Saharan Africa since 1987.
Netanyahu is scheduled to travel on Monday to Uganda, to take part in a ceremony at Entebbe marking 40 years to the Entebbe raid. From there he will travel to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.