Tel Aviv: The United Arab Emirates has opened an embassy in Israel, making it the first state to open an embassy in the Gulf.
According to the international news agency, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Muhammad Mahmoud Al Khaja inaugurated the embassy in Israel in a simple but solemn ceremony and waved the Emirati flag outside the office. The UAE Embassy has been established on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
“For the first time since the resumption of diplomatic and trade relations with Israel, we have signed major agreements in various fields, including economy, air travel, technology and culture,” said Mohammed al-Khaja, the UAE’s first ambassador to Israel. ۔
Muhammad Al-Khaja also said that significant progress has been made in investment between the two countries which will pave a new path of peace, stability and development in the region and usher in a new era of prosperity.
Speaking on the occasion, Israeli President Isaac Herzog said that seeing the Emirati flag flying proudly in Tel Aviv is like a dream come true almost a year ago and it is for peace, prosperity and security in the Middle East. This is an important milestone in our journey.
Just last month, Israeli Minister Khaja Yair Lipid inaugurated the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai, and bilateral trade was expected to exceed 6 675 million.
It should be noted that the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco and Kosovo have restored diplomatic relations with Israel under the mediation of former US President Donald Trump, but the first of them, the Israeli embassy is open in the UAE.