Foreign Minister Yer Lapid says the goal is friendship with neighboring countries

Dubai: Israel has opened a consulate in Dubai following Foreign Minister Yer Lapid’s visit to the UAE. The aim is to further strengthen bilateral ties and strengthen cooperation. The Consulate General was inaugurated by Israeli Foreign Minister Yer.

Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy in the UAE, and other top officials attended the ceremony, which Al-Olama said would strengthen cooperation with Israel, including in the health sector. The Israeli embassy has also opened in Abu Dhabi.

Lapid is the first prominent leader to visit the UAE since the new government came to power in Israel. He said Israel was interested in moving forward in friendship with its neighbors.

Israeli envoy Yir Lapid arrived in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi for talks with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Minister Noora Al Kaabi also attended the inauguration of the embassy. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkon called it a historic moment. Blinken says the opening of the embassy will benefit Israel, the UAE and other countries in the region.

The two countries had earlier agreed to formulate various projects in the fields of tourism, aviation, science and technology, investment and culture. Within months of the UAE-Israel cooperation, new ventures were formed.