25-05-2020 07:19 AM Jerusalem Timing

South Sudan’s President Visits Israel for First Time

South Sudan’s President Visits Israel for First Time

Kiir will hold talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "Defense" Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir arrived for the first time in the occupied territories early Tuesday in a 24-hour visit.

Kiir will hold talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "Defense" Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Kiir was received by Zionist Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, who hailed the visit saying it “testifies to the deep friendship and the natural partnership between South Sudan and Israel".

AFP reported that Kiir’s visit will not include any public remarks.