Bennett’s visit to the UAE: The Prime Minister met this morning (Monday) with the Emirate’s regent, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, at his private palace in Abu Dhabi, as part of the first official visit of an Israeli prime minister to the UAE.
After landing in the country last night, this morning an interview with the prime minister was published in the official news agency of the country WAM. “The message I want to send to the Emirates leadership and the emirates themselves is that the partnership and friendship between us is natural. We are neighbors and cousins, we are all Abraham’s grandchildren,” Bennett said in an interview.
Bennett added that “deepening relations between the two countries is a great asset to our two countries and our two peoples, as well as to the entire region. Abraham’s agreements created a new, deep and stable infrastructure of diplomatic, economic and intercultural relations in the region. For the benefit of their people, but also the peoples themselves talk to each other and become friends. ”
The prime minister added in an interview: “Relations between us and the Emirates encompass almost every possible field. All government ministries work together, as do many companies and businessmen. Delegations from both sides visit the two countries every week. I expect our relationship to continue to be close and good, especially The economic. ”
At the end of June, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid paid the first official visit of an Israeli minister to the United Arab Emirates, for the first time since the signing of the Abraham Accords. Lapid met with Ben Zayed, inaugurated the Israeli Embassy in Abu Dhabi as well as the Israeli Consulate General in Dubai.
The historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel was signed on September 15, 2020 in the White House, as part of the Abraham Accords that also include the Bahrain-Israel agreement. The agreement was signed between former US President Donald Trump, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi.