Herzog Travels to UAE After Visit to Bahrain

President YItzchak Herzog meets with UAE’s President Mohammed Bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi on Monday. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

President Yitzchak Herzog left Bahrain on Monday morning and landed in the United Arab Emirates for the second leg of his trip to meet with Israel’s allies in the Gulf.

Herzog was greeted at the airport in Abu Dhabi by UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed.

Herzog attended the Abu Dhabi Space Debate, a forum on space exploration policy that will also feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As president, Herzog already visited the UAE earlier this year to participate in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Herzog met with UAE’s President Mohammed Bin Zayed and reassured him that “the Abraham Accords are a national consensus in Israel on all sides of the political spectrum.”

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“Now we have to reach cruising altitude,” he said, “that is, to upgrade ties between us even more, to strengthen them and to bring more nations into the Abraham Accords.”

The two meet in Bin Zayed’s private home in Abu Dhabi.

Bin Zayed told Herzog that “we built a very strong bridge between the countries that we both can be proud of.”

He also told his Israeli counterpart that the UAE is Herzog’s “second home.”

From there, Herzog headed to the airport to head back to Israel.

Source: Hamodia


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