Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Israeli foreign minister on first official visit
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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Israeli foreign minister on first official visit

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Israeli foreign minister on first official visit

The two ministers exchanged views on latest regional and global developments

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yair Lapid, during his first official visit to Israel.

The two ministers discussed issues of interest as well as explored opportunities to enhance bilateral relations within the framework of the Abraham Accords signed last year. They also discussed regional and global developments, including the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting was attended by UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Mahmoud Fateh Ali Abdulla Al Khaja.

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Sheikh Abdullah reiterated the importance of building on the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement in order to achieve peace in the region, consolidate security and stability, and fulfill people’s aspirations for prosperity, official news agency WAM reported.

“Consolidating regional and global peace and stability is a primary driver of the UAE’s foreign policy and an integral part of its 10 Principles for the Next 50. And the UAE is looking forward to working with its regional and global partners to achieve this goal,” Sheikh Abdullah said.

This meeting was preceded by a tripartite meeting in Egypt between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt, and Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, last week.

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Last year, the UAE also announced the establishment of a $10bn fund aimed at strategic sectors in Israel.

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