Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon greeted South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Tuesday morning following his arrival in Israel, the Sudan Tribune reported.
Ayalon told Kiir that his "choosing [of] Israel as one of the first destinations to visit testifies to the deep friendship and the natural partnership between South Sudan and Israel."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kiir, whose country declared its independence in July, plan to discuss solutions for illegal immigrants from Africa, in a meeting that is expected to be closed to the press. Sources say Netanyahu will ask Kiir to accept as many Sudanese nationals as possible, whom Israel will fly to the new African country.
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