Mali has said that it will set an Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This was announced by Mal Foreign Minister Eisenhower Mkaka in a video statement.
Eisenhower Mkaka called the decision a “bold and significant step”.
He congratulated Israel on its budding relations with Arab and Muslim states under U.S.-brokered deals, including new ties with African country Sudan, that Israel has hailed as marking the start of a “new era” in the region.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said alongside Mkaka: “I look forward to your embassy opening soon, and I’m sure that more African leaders will follow this decision.”
Malawi will thus become the first African nation with an injury to Jerusalem.