Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman discussed the crisis of abductions with the Kenyan leader and continues to raise the issue with counterparts worldwide.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman met Wednesday in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. FM Liberman stressed the special importance of his visit to Kenya, which is taking place on the backdrop of the severe terrorist attacks that took place in Kenya over the past two weeks that resulted in the deaths of dozens of innocent people and the abduction of at least 10 women.
Axis of Evil Stretches from Middle East to Africa
Liberman told Kenyatta that the State of Israel is a true friend of Kenya. Israel condemns these terror attacks as well as terrorism in general in the strongest terms possible, he said, and stands alongside the citizens of Kenya in these difficult times.
Kenyatta expressed his support of Israel and the hope that that the abducted Israeli boys will be released soon.
Liberman said that he will act as soon as possible to get the Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab terrorist groups added to the blacklist of terror organizations in accordance with Israeli law. He told Kenyatta that in fact both countries were dealing together with an axis of evil that stretches from the Middle East to West and East Africa and all these terror organizations, such as ISIS in Iraq, Hamas in the Palestinian Authority, Boko Haram in West Africa and Al-Shabaab in East Africa, are part of a global Jihad network.
Liberman noted that the international community continues to hold endless discussions on the issue that in most cases result in mere theoretical condemnations by international institutions, while the terrorist organizations have established a single coordinated global network that operates almost without hindrance.
Avigdor Liberman: World Community Ineffective in Fighting Terror
According to Liberman, countries in these regions must take their fate into their own hands and not rely on outside help, because with all due respect and appreciation to the international community, the reality in Syria, Libya and Iraq has demonstrated that the international community has not developed adequate tools to provide a quick and effective response to the horror of global terrorism threats. Liberman suggested that these countries create a common mechanism for the exchange of information that would also be able provide a swift and effective response to those threats.
Additionally, Liberman instructed the Israeli delegation to the UN to ensure that the issue of the abducted Israeli teenagers will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Security Council to be held on June 24, and he raised the issue in the phone conversations he continues to hold with his counterparts around the world.
(Compiled by United with Israel Staff with files from Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)