During their conversation, Waqa asked Netanyahu that Israel assist his country in medical training, water, waste management and innovation.
"You have been our wonderful friend," Netanyahu said. "It's a pleasure to receive you in the land of Israel and the State of Israel."
"I hope you have an excellent visit that reflects our excellent relations."
On Sunday, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) thanked Waqa for his country's longstanding support for Israel at the United Nations, according to a report on israelnationalnews.com