Noura Al Kaabi and Yair Lipid inaugurate the Israeli Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Gulf Today Report
Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday inaugurated the Israeli Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
The Israeli minister is on a two-day visit to the UAE, the first-ever by an Israeli cabinet minister.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony Lipid said Israel is interested in peace with all its neighbours. We are not going anywhere. The Middle East is our home. We are here to stay and we call on all countries in the region to realise this.
Lipid inaugurated the embassy in the presence of Noura Al Kaabi, Emirati Minister of Culture and Youth.
“This is an historic moment. And it is a reminder that history is created by people. People, who understand history but are willing to change it. People who prefer the future to the past,” Lipid said later at the press conference.
The high-rise office in Abu Dhabi will serve as a temporary embassy.
In Tel Aviv, the Gulf country officially inaugurated its embassy, located in the Israeli stock exchange.
UAE Ambassador to Israel, Mohamed Al Khaja said, “Great honour to open the UAE Embassy in Israel.The UAE's commitment to the Abraham Accords is unbreakable and is now cast in concrete here, in Tel Aviv.”
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