TANZANIA: Israel’s Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, has expressed his government’s unwavering commitment to locating the missing Tanzanian students.
The revelation came during a conversation between Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, January Makamba, and Mr. Cohen. These students have been out of contact since October 7, 2023.
According to information shared by Minister Makamba on his X (formerly Twitter) account, Minister Cohen provided insights into Israel’s approach to the ongoing Middle East conflict. However, Minister Makamba reiterated Tanzania’s stance, emphasizing three critical priorities:
- Observance of International Humanitarian Law: Particularly focused on the protection of civilian lives.
- Cessation of Military Operations: To facilitate unimpeded humanitarian efforts.
- Resumption of the Peace Process: With a two-state solution as its fundamental pillar.
The two leaders found common ground in their commitment to these priorities and pledged to maintain ongoing communication and collaboration to address vital issues.
A week ago, the Israeli government confirmed the identities of two Tanzanians believed to be held hostage by the Hamas militant group.
The students, Joshua Loitu Mollel and Clemence Felix Mtenga, were in Israel as part of an agricultural internship program, as stated by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.