Netanyahu to pay historic visit to South Sudan
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an historic visit to South Sudan on Wednesday. During the one-day visit, the Israeli leader will hold talks with Salva Kiir, the President of the South.
The Khartoum-based Alintibaha newspaper reported on Tuesday that a large Israeli delegation of private security guards arrived in Juba yesterday on a private jet to make final arrangements for the visit. According to the report, the delegation is composed of 200 security guards.
The newspaper quoted a reliable source within the government of Juba, confirming the planned visit. According to the source, Netanyahu will have a separate meeting with President Salva Kiir, and later will have a meeting with members of the Political Bureau of the ruling People's Movement. At the end of the one day visit, the Israeli leader will meet with the leadership of the SPLA, military and security leaders.