Israel President Herzog to Visit UAE

“We are peaceful peoples, and together we will expand the historic circle of peace of the Abraham Accords”

By Yossi Aloni | | Topics: Abraham Accords, Israel-UAE Relations
Israel President Isaac Herzog (center) at the opening of the UAE Embassy in Tel Aviv. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90

For the first time in history, the president of the State of Israel will make an official presidential visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal will leave on Sunday, January 30, 2022 for Abu Dhabi at the invitation of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

During the visit, the president will visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai and hold official meetings with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, as well as with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Defense and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, as well as representatives of the Jewish community. The President will open Israel Day at the Expo 2020 exhibition hosted in Dubai.

President Isaac Herzog said ahead of his visit:

“We get to make history by making the first visit of the President of the State of Israel to the UAE. This important visit takes place at a time when the people of Israel and the people of the Emirates are working hard to lay the foundations for a common new future. I believe that this new and courageous partnership will bring about positive change in the Middle East and inspire the entire region. We are peaceful peoples, and together we will expand the historic circle of peace of the Abraham Accords and its implications, and create a better, more tolerant and safer world for future generations. I thank Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed for his kind invitation, which is a historic opportunity to deepen the friendship between our peoples.”

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