Mauritania has appealed for help from Israel fighting a locust epidemic. The appeal for experts in disease control was made via the Israel MP Ayub Kara, a member of the ruling Likud Party and member of the Druze minority in Israel. Kara was visiting Mauritania for a seminar of parliamentarians sponsored by NATO.
According to Israeli press reports, Kara will pass the message on to the Israeli minister of agriculture, Yisrael Katz. The Israeli Ambassador to Mauritania, Boaz Bismuth said that Israel should do its utmost efforts to help Mauritania as it is the only Arab country to have an Ambassador currently serving in Israel.