As part of his official visit to Israel, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday.
According to Herzog’s office, the top Emirati diplomat delivered a message from UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Israeli leader.
Herzog said, “The world respects the Abraham accords. There is a new Middle East now.”
For his part, the UAE’s foreign minister termed the Emirati-Israeli relations as “historic.”
The Emirati foreign minister also visited the Yad Vashem Museum, which commemorates the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
On an official visit that coincides with the second anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the UAE and Israel, Bin Zayed arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
The UAE and Israel signed a US-sponsored deal to normalize their relations in September 2020. Since then, in addition to signing dozens of bilateral agreements in various fields, including investment, banking services, and tourism, the two countries have exchanged official visits by senior officials.