Israeli PM Travels To U.A.E. In Historic First Visit Against Backdrop Of Iran Talks

Israeli PM Travels To U.A.E. In Historic First Visit Against Backdrop Of Iran Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

Bennett was received by an honor guard and welcomed by the U.A.E.'s foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He was expected to meet later with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed to discuss building economic and military ties.

Bennett's trip to Abu Dhabi is the most senior mutual visit since the so-called Abraham Accords achieved a U.S.-mediated formalization of Israeli-Emirati relations last year.

Israel and the U.A.E. have long cooperated secretly on security. But they only formalized relations in September 2020.

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