Middle East

Israel's Netanyahu visits Rwanda on trip to Africa

  • Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame, right, in conversation before a joint press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda and on a four-nation Africa tour. (AP Photo)

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame, right, in conversation before a joint press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda and on a four-nation Africa tour. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame, speak during a joint press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda, during a four-nation Africa tour. (AP Photo)

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame, speak during a joint press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda, during a four-nation Africa tour. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rwanda Wednesday, is to tour a memorial dedicated to victims of the African country's 1994 genocide.

Rwanda is the third stop on Netanyahu's four-nation tour of Africa. He has already been to Uganda and Kenya and will also be going to Ethiopia.

At the genocide memorial in the capital Kigali, Netanyahu will lay a wreath at the mass graves honoring the more than 800,000 victims of the 1994 genocide perpetrated by the Tutsi ethnic group.

Later on Wednesday Netanyahu and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are to talk about deepening co-operation.

In exchange for its expertise in security and other fields, Israel wants African states to support it at the U.N., where Palestine was recognized as a non-member observer state in 2012.