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Shamir Reportedly Met Secretly Last Week with Kenyan President

Premier Yitzhak Shamir last week met secretly with Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi during a stopover on the way to Togo, Maariv reported Tuesday.

Moi promised he would consider establishing full diplomatic relations with Israel in the near future, but also outlined preconditions.

Shamir’s entourage stayed on the plane during the 90-minute “refuelling stop,” and was told the Premier had gone to the terminal.

Israel has an Interests Section in Kenya, headed by an Israeli diplomat who holds the rank of Ambassador.

Maariv also reported that the head of the President’s office in Equatorial Guinea came to Lome, the capital of Togo, and met with members of Shamir’s entourage. The Israel Ambassador to Cameroon, Gad Golan, then went to Equadorial Guina for additional talks.

Shamir could not visit due to a lack of sufficient preparation time.