Five new Ambassadors presented credentials to President Reuven Rivlin on Monday.
They were Maria Gabriela Troya Rodriguez of Ecuador, Tsegay Berha Hadera of Ethiopia, Calixte Batossie Madjoulba of Togo, Mosese Tikoitoga of Fiji and Berdymurat Redjepov of Turkmenistan.
In greeting Togo’s Madjoulba, Rivlin noted that this year is the 30th anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Togo.
Rivlin emphasized that Israel sees the future in Africa, and in this context referred to the Africa-Israel Summit Conference scheduled to be held in Togo’s capital Lome, October 16-20, 2017. It will be the first conference of its kind and will be attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In speaking individually to both Hadera and Madjoulba, Rivlin referred to the success of Netanyahu’s visit to Africa last year.