Senegal may have new Israeli investors in the coming months. In fact, the Teranga country is considered an “island of stability” by the Jewish state, according to Israel’s ambassador to Dakar, Paul Hirschson.
For the diplomat, whose 3-year mission in Senegal draws to a close, Israel’s agencies in charge of these issues are ready to accompany Israeli businessmen to invest in Senegal.
In addition, Mr. Hirschson is pleased that Senegal has a very good reputation with Israel for its stability. “Everyone has told me it’s an island of stability and a key to stability in the region, and we need to keep it,” says Hirschson.
For the Israeli ambassador, this stability will have to be maintained. Moreover, he believes that the two countries must further develop their economic relations. Nevertheless, it encourages the export of fish from Senegal to Israel, which is consumed just 48 hours after landing in Dakar.
To date, says Hirschson, many Israeli products are available in Dakar, through countries such as France, where Israeli companies are located.
Other sectors mentioned by the ambassador, that of telecommunications, investment but also agriculture.