Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed in an official ceremony in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The national anthems of the two countries were played; the Prime Minister inspected an honor guard and observed a traditional local dance.
Prime Minister Netanyahu then met with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission President Marcel Alain de Souza and discussed with him ways to deepen cooperation between Israel and the organization.
Afterwards Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Gambian President Adama Barrow and discussed with him the possibility of increasing bilateral cooperation in various fields. The Prime Minister said that Israel would dispatch working teams to Gambia to render such assistance as it could.
Prime Minister Netanyahu told his interlocutors that bilateral relations need to be expressed in international forums.