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UAE to set up embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv

Xinhua
25 Jan 2021, 04:55 GMT+10

© Provided by Xinhua | An airplane carrying the first official delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lands at the Ben Gurion international airport outside Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 20, 2020. (Gideon Markowicz/JINI via Xinhua)

DUBAI, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Council of Ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the establishment of the UAE embassy in the city of Tel Aviv in Israel, the UAE government's official Twitter said on Sunday.

The decision was made during the cabinet meeting on Sunday, chaired by UAE's Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The UAE and Israel normalized bilateral ties with the signing of Abraham Accord in September last year in Washington.

© Provided by Xinhua | The UAE gives green light for embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv more than four months after the two countries signed normalization deal.

Since then, several delegations from the UAE and Israel have met to sign bilateral agreements on trade and investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.

Meanwhile, major UAE airlines, including Emirates and Etihad, are expected to start commercial flights to Tel Aviv in the first quarter of 2021. An earlier aviation agreement was signed that will allow up to 112 weekly flights between the two countries.

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