Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu departs to France for meetings with President Macron

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared remarks before departing on a diplomatic visit to Paris.

Netanyahu is expected to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron for the second time since his recent return to power.

“I am now departing for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The main topic of our talk will be Iran, of course, and the joint efforts to fight its aggression and its aspiration to obtain nuclear weapons,” the prime minister said.

“I will also meet with French Jewish community representatives and representatives of the business community in France, who are interested in investing in the State of Israel,” he added.

Netanyahu also emphasized the ongoing discussion to expand the circle of peace in the Middle East, building on the Abraham Accords he signed in Washington, D.C., in 2020.

“At the same time, we are continuing to expand the circle of peace. After years of covert meetings and my historic visit to Chad, today was another historic day: Together with the President of Chad, we opened the Chadian Embassy in Israel, and we will continue to expand and deepen the circle of peace with additional countries, both near and far,” the prime minister said.

Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno arrived in Tel Aviv in a meeting shortly before Netanyahu’s departure where the two leaders dedicated the embassy of the Republic of Chad.

“We are strengthening our friendship and our common interests in pursuing peace, security and prosperity,” the Prime Minister said, adding that, “We had excellent discussions yesterday.” He noted that the new embassy would further strengthen bilateral relations. “I welcome you and I hope to see you again in Chad.”

The opening also follows the recent embassy opening of Azerbaijan in Israel, a strategic partner neighboring the nation of Iran.