Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has arrived in Abu Dhabi as part of a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to the UAE since the decision to restore diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the report said, citing Haber Global.
A plane carrying Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has landed at Abu Dhabi’s Royal Airport. Bennett was welcomed by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed.
Speaking to Zayed during his visit, Bennett said, “I appreciate your sincere hospitality. This is an excellent welcome. I am very excited to make the Israeli leader’s first official visit here. “I look forward to strengthening relations between the two countries.”
During the visit, Bennett is expected to meet today with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The meeting will focus on economic issues and deepening ties, which will contribute to the development and strengthening of relations between the two countries.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited the UAE in June 2020 and opened the Israeli embassy in Abu Dhabi. He appointed an ambassador to Israel in the UAE in March last year.
An agreement on the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE was signed at an official ceremony at the White House on September 15 last year under the auspices of the administration of former US President Donald Trump.