B’nai B’rith has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International welcomes the renewal of formal diplomatic ties between Israel and the Republic of Guinea. In 1967, Guinea, a predominantly Muslim country, cut formal relations with the Jewish state. Earlier today in Paris, Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold met with Guinea’s Ibrahim Khalil Kaba, chief of staff to President Alpha Condé, to sign a document reestablishing official ties between the two countries.
Almost 50 years have passed since Israel has had diplomatic relations with Guinea, and we view this as an important development. B’nai B’rith hopes that this bilateral relationship will richly serve both nations, and their peoples, as it surely can.
We call on every country in Africa and beyond to cement ties with the Jewish state, in the interest of both vital communication and practical cooperation.