Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen met with the son of the president of Chad, Abdelkarim Déby, on Tuesday; The chairman of the Chadian cabinet expressed willingness to move his country’s embassy to the capital city of Jerusalem.
A Chadian official, cabinet chairman Abdelkarim Déby – who is also the president’s son – met with Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday as part of his series of meetings in the Jewish State on Tuesday. According to reports, an official from the Chadian government said that they are willing to open an embassy in Jerusalem.
Israel’s Intelligence Ministry released a statement explaining, “At the request of Minister Cohen, General Déby responded positively to advancing the establishment of an official representative office of Chad in Jerusalem.”
Several things were discussed between Cohen and the Chadians, to which he acknowledged, “Tightening relations between Israel and Chad is in the shared interest of the two countries, both in terms of security and economics.”
If carried out, Chad would be the second African country to make such a move, following in the footsteps of Malawi just last week. There has been no immediate confirmation of the decision.