Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday and congratulated him on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, according to TPS news agency.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was awarded to Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.”
Ahmed told Netanyahu that he was “impressed by his visit to Israel” last month and that “he admires the developments that have taken place in Israel in recent years.”
Ahmed invited Netanyahu to make an official visit to Ethiopia.
Netanyahu conducted a historic visit to the four African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Kenya in July 2016, the first such visit by an Israeli premier in decades.
In the past few years, Netanyahu has been to Africa three times, meeting with presidents of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Togo, Botswana Kenya and Namibia, as well as the Ethiopian prime minister and other leaders.