The Democratic Republic of Congo will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Democratic Republic of Congo President Félix Tshisekedi told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that the African country’s embassy in Israel will soon be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In return, Israel will open an embassy in Kinshasa, Netanyahu said alongside Tshisekedi after the two met in New York. The Israeli embassy was shuttered in 2003 amidst ongoing warfare in the country.

Hailing the meeting as “very productive,” Netanyahu said the mutual gestures “reflect our joint will to strengthen our relations.”

A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office said that during the meeting, the leaders discussed collaborating on agriculture, trade, security and cyber warfare.

Tshisekedi said the two discussed cooperation in investments, security, cybersecurity and more. He described the talks with Netanyahu as “excellent” and expressed hope that “God will bless the ties” between the countries.


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