Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed approves the immigration plan, praises the Israeli premier for signing the Abraham Accords with the UAE and Bahrain.
(October 11, 2020 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed on Friday that he intends to bring to Israel some 2,000 Ethiopian Jews currently in Addis Ababa and Gondar waiting to immigrate.
In a phone conversation during which the two leaders discussed regional issues, Ahmed readily agreed to the move and stressed the special bond between the people of Ethiopia and Israel, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Ahmed also congratulated Netanyahu on the Abraham Accords–the U.S.-brokered peace agreements that Israel reached with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain last month—saying that the positive ramifications of the deals will only be understood by future generations, according to the statement.
Netanyahu and Ahmed also discussed the possibility of deepening agricultural cooperation between the two countries.