Rivlin and Ethiopian PM Reminisce on Joint Biblical Heritage

Rivlin and Ethiopian PM Reminisce on Joint Biblical Heritage Reuven Rivlin

In what has become a tradition at meetings between Israeli and Ethiopian leaders, both President Reuven Rivlin and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn reminisced on the biblical references of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Jerusalem to meet with King Solomon during their meeting on Monday at the President’s Residence.


Desalegn, who arrived with a large delegation, wrote in the guest book: “I am blessed to be in the Holy Land.”

 
This was one of many visits that Desalegn has made to Israel, as Rivlin reminded him. Rivlin thanked him in particular for attending the funeral of president Shimon Peres last year.
 
Rivlin noted that Ethiopia or the Queen of Sheba are mentioned in the Bible more than 50 times, “so we have a real connection.”

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