Israel inaugurates new embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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JERUSALEM: Israel’s foreign minister on Tuesday inaugurated the country’s embassy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

On his first official visit to the Gulf state since last year’s controversial normalization agreement between the two countries, Yair Lapid attended the embassy’s opening ceremony.

Afterward, Lapid thanked Benyamin Netanyahu, the longtime prime minister who lost his post earlier this month, calling him the architect of the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel.

Describing the embassy’s inauguration as a historic moment, Lapid said: “Agreements are signed by leaders, but peace is made by people. What we are doing here today is not the end of the process, but it’s the beginning.”

Israel wants peace with all its neighbors, he added.

The UAE’s Culture and Youth Minister Noura Muhammed al-Kaabi was also present at the ceremony.

During his two-day visit, Lapid will meet his UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan to sign an economic cooperation agreement, and also inaugurate a consulate in Dubai, according to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation.

Last September, the UAE, and Israel signed a controversial US-sponsored deal to normalize their relations. Since then, the two countries have signed dozens of bilateral agreements in various fields, including investment, banking services, and tourism.

Palestinian groups have denounced the deal and similar ones with other Arab states, saying they do not serve the Palestinian cause and ignore the rights of Palestinians.-AA

7 COMMENTS

  1. Oh my god, now will not India Muslims visit the Emirates for jobs and tourism ??
    I request Jamaat e Islami to issue a fatwa denouncing ties with the UAE and Bahrain.

    • OpIndia aka Hindu extremist gutter rat,

      Don’t you mean “oh om your 3300000 “gods””, another low IQ Hindu monkey worshipping idiot trying to be sarcastic. Nobody cares about the UAE, even less care about what Hindu extremists think. Muslims have already denounced the UAE so I don’t why you think you have something exciting to add, troll.
      Since you Hindu shit eaters hate Muslims so much, why are you renting your mothers out and selling your kidneys to get visas to go to Muslim countries to clean our toilets? Smelly disgusting Hindu hypocrites are pathetic looosers, always read to lick boots. Very soon you’ll be deported back to your Indian sh1thole for permanent ghar wapsi, chanting “goo shri Ram gaand” won’t help.

  2. OpIndia aka Hindu extremist gutter rat,

    Don’t you mean “oh om your 3300000 “gods””, another low IQ Hindu monkey worshipping idiot trying to be sarcastic. Nobody cares about the UAE, even less care about what Hindu extremists think. Muslims have already denounced the UAE so I don’t why you think you have something exciting to add, troll.
    Since you Hindu shit eaters hate Muslims so much, why are you renting your mothers out and selling your kidneys to get visas to go to Muslim countries to clean our toilets? Smelly disgusting Hindu hypocrites are pathetic looosers, always read to lick boots. Very soon you’ll be deported back to your Indian sh1thole for permanent ghar wapsi, chanting “goo shri Ram gaand” won’t help.

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