Israel & US delegations depart to UAE in a first ever direct flight from Israel

Srinagar, August 31: For the first time, a senior professional Israeli delegation led by National Security Advisor and head of the National Security Council Meir Ben-Shabbat will leave on a first ever direct flight from Israel to Abu Dhabi, together with an American delegation led by US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Senior US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner.

This is the first flight of an Israeli airline that will fly directly from Israel to the UAE.

Upon the Israeli delegation’s landing in Abu Dhabi, an official reception will be held at the airport with the participation of the delegations, Israel’s foreign ministry stated in a statement.

The visit of the delegation in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi will be held on Monday-Tuesday, 31 August-1 September 2020, and will include working meetings of joint teams on a range of issues ahead of the signing of cooperation agreements in the civil and economic spheres, the statement reads.

“The visit will also include a trilateral meeting in Abu Dhabi between the heads of the delegations ā€“ National Security Advisor and head of the National Security Council Ben-Shabbat, US National Security Advisor O’Brien, Senior US Presidential Advisor Kushner and UAE National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed. The head of the National Security Council will also hold meetings with additional senior UAE officials,” the statement read.

“Prime Minister’s Office Director General Ronen Peretz and Foreign Ministry Director General Alon Ushpiz are coordinating the work of government ministries in the civil and economic spheres. The discussions will be held in working groups composed of Israeli, Emirati and American representatives in the following areas: Diplomacy; finances; aviation and entry visas; health; culture and tourism; space, science and investments; innovation and trade”.

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