UAE, Israel deal to enhance ties in various sectors

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs with Meir Ben-Shabbat, National Security Adviser and Head of the Israeli National Security Council.

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat on Tuesday reviewed prospects for consolidating cooperation between both the countries. Ben-Shabbat is leading the Israeli delegation currently visiting the UAE.

The discussion occurred during a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, wherein the two sides discussed ways of promoting peace and stability in the region and deliberated the latest regional developments of concern. Minister Gargash reiterated that the UAE-Israeli peace accord is a positive step toward advancing prospects for peace in the region.

He added that the accord will establish solid bilateral relations across various fields, namely the economy, science, technology, development, culture, and tourism, to the best interests of the two countries and the entire region.

“The accord contributes to suspending Israel’s annexation of swathes of Palestinian territory and provides a historic opportunity to return to negotiations as part of our joint endeavours to reach a sustainable peace that ensures regional security and stability,” Gargash added.

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