Bennett visits the UAE for the first time
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (File Photo/AFP)

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will start a first-of-its-kind visit to the UAE, during which he will meet with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

“Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departs today, Sunday, on his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates. He is expected to meet tomorrow with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed,” the Israeli Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.

He added, “The two leaders will discuss deepening relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, with a focus on economic and regional issues that will contribute to prosperity and prosperity and enhance stability between the two countries.”


The statement indicated that it was “the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister to the UAE,” without specifying the scheduled period of the visit.

For its part, the official Kan channel said that Bennett will depart for the UAE on Sunday afternoon, on a visit that was canceled from the participation of journalists at the last minute.

The channel added that the reason for canceling the participation of journalists in the visit is the Coronavirus and the outbreak of the Omicron mutant in the world.

And she indicated that “the prime minister’s crew has been significantly reduced, and it is expected that only senior officials will travel with him.”

On October 18, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi invited the Israeli Prime Minister to visit the UAE.

At that time, the UAE ambassador to Tel Aviv, Muhammad Al Khaja, handed the invitation to Bennett on behalf of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

On September 14, 2020, Israel and the UAE signed an agreement to normalize relations, under the auspices of former US President Donald Trump.


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