H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Yair Lapid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, on the first official visit by an Israeli foreign minister to the country..
His Highness held an official reception ceremony for the minister upon his arrival at the ministry’s general office in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of a number of ministers and officials from both countries..
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and the accompanying delegation, and they discussed ways to strengthen the Emirati-Israeli bilateral relations in light of the Abrahamic Peace Agreement between the UAE and the State of Israel.
The two sides also discussed the situation in the Middle East and the importance of building on the Ibrahim Agreements in order to achieve peace and consolidate the pillars of security and stability in the region..
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the importance of this visit, which opens wider horizons for the growth and development of relations between the two countries in all fields, in order to achieve their common interests and bring good to their peoples..
His Highness indicated that the UAE will host, after less than 100 days, next October, the Expo 2020 Dubai, the prominent global event, which witnesses the participation of about 195 countries, expressing his aspiration for a prominent Israeli participation in this important gathering, which constitutes a global platform for shaping the post-pandemic future. “Covid-19” and moving forward on the path of sustainable development.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Yair Lapid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, signed the economic and trade cooperation agreement between the two countries..
After that, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted a dinner in honor of Yair Lapid, the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and the accompanying delegation..
The meeting was attended by Ali Saeed Matar Al Neyadi, Customs Commissioner, Chairman of the Federal Customs Authority, Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohammed Mahmoud Al Khaja, UAE Ambassador to the State of Israel, and a number of officials from both sides..
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