Netanyahu meets with African leaders on sidelines of UNGA, talks Israeli innovations

editor - 28 February 2017

By Danielle Ziri.. Earlier this summer (2016), Prime Minister Netanyahu went on a historical visit to Africa, the first by a sitting Israeli Prime minister in 29 years. New York – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with African leaders on Thursday (September 22, 2016) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss Israeli innovations in Africa and developing countries. “Africa excites our imagination,” he told the leaders. “We would like to propose a friendship and a partnership with every one of your countries.” [Photo top right:Prime Minister Netahyahu, Ambassador Danon and leaders from African countries and the developing world. . (photo credit:SHAHAR AZRAN)] After the closed meeting, the Prime Minister and Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon held an event to present the latest Israeli technological developments to heads of states from Africa and developing countries.

Dozens of ambassadors, senior UN officials and representatives from the private sector also took part in the event, during which Israeli companies presented their innovations one by one.

One of them was Energyia Global Capital, which develops affordable solar projects worldwide, with the goal of providing clean electricity for 50 million people by 2020. The company had also launched East Africa’s first solar field in February 2015 in Rwanda. Read the full story here.



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