First UAE Ambassador Arrives in Israel
“A new chapter of openness, understanding and prosperity”
The Abraham Accords march on, even amidst the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The first ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Israel arrived in Jerusalem on Monday and met with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
Ambassador Mohammed Mahmoud Al Khaja said that his arrival in the Jewish state marks “a new chapter of openness, understanding and prosperity.”
Ashkenazi noted “the important role of the United Arab Emirates in leading the change created by the Abraham Accords throughout the Middle East,” and called the meeting yet another “historic” moment in a year filled with such historic moments.
Israel opened its embassy in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi on January 25, but has yet to send a representatives with the rank of ambassador.
With reporting by TPS