Kenya and Israel have vowed to work together to combat the menace of terrorism.
This was highlighted by the Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu after a meeting at the State house in Nairobi.
Addressing the press at the State House, the two leaders noted that they faced the same challenges.
“We need to partner with each other, we need to be able to deal with the security threats that we have together. And we believe that there is need for us as a continent to once again begin reengaging Israel on a more positive basis with an understanding that our partnership can help make this world that much more secure and this is something that Kenya will continue to push to see how Israel can regain her observer position at the African Union,” noted Kenyatta.
The Israeli prime minister who is on a second leg of a four-nation Africa tour indicated that his country’s cooperation with Africa will lead to greater prosperity and security.
“I know that working together would help us defeat the scourge of this terror even faster. And when I say working together, it’s Kenya, Israel and other African countries,” said Netanyahu.
The two leaders held bilateral talks and signed agreements that will boost the relationship between Kenya and Israel.
Witnessing the signing of agreements between Kenya and Israel on agreed areas of co-operation. pic.twitter.com/MktHvhDTAv— President of Kenya (@PresidentKE) July 5, 2016
“We believe you have the same potential, we believe that Africa is a country a continent on the rise, and a rising tide will help everyone. A rising tide will lift all ships, and working together we all stand to benefit,” said the prime minister.
Netanyahu is due to visit Rwanda on Wednesday, where he will meet with President Paul Kagame before travelling to Ethiopia.