Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid arrives in Abu Dhabi

Historic! Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid arrived in Abu Dhabi for the first official visit of an Israeli Minister to the UAE since the Abraham Accords last year.

He was welcomed by Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State, then he travelled to the new Israeli embassy in Abu Dhabi for its inauguration ceremony.

“Making history: proud to represent the State of Israel on its first official visit to the United Arab Emirates. Thanks for the warm welcome,” Mr Lapid tweeted in Hebrew and Arabic.

Minister Lapid’s two-day visit to the country will end on Wednesday after he visits Expo 2020 Dubai. Following the visit, he will inaugurate the Israeli consulate in Dubai.