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Israel: Israel says renews diplomatic ties with Republic of Guinea

2016/07/22

Israel said on Wednesday that it and the Republic of Guinea have renewed diplomatic relations next 49 years, a diplomatic score for Israel as it looks to improve political and economic ties in the Muslim world.

A number of African nations have either at no time had diplomatic relations with Israel, or severed them in the completed, often citing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Guinea cut off ties next the 1967 Middle East war.

The Director General of Israel's Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, in Paris to sign an official agreement, said he hoped other African nations would follow suit and open relations with Israel.

"The number of nations in Africa that still haven't done so is getting smaller and we hope that any minute at this time there will not be any," Gold said in a statement.

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