Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in his first official trip to the United Arab Emirates on February 9.
A three-day visit to the UAE and Bahrain was initially set to take place in early December last year. Netanyahu was supposed to participate in the opening of the new Israeli embassies in both countries, but the trip has been postponed twice since.
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Netanyahu will only visit Abu Dhabi for a few hours next month, and the ceremony for opening the Israeli embassy in the UAE will not be held.
The embassy began operations a week ago, and the embassy in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, has been operating for several weeks.
The embassy opened with the arrival of the Israeli official appointed to head the mission, Eitan Na’eh, who previously served as the ambassador to Turkey.
The UAE on its part also approved the establishment of its own embassy in Tel Aviv.
Israel and the UAE signed a normalization agreement in Washington D.C. in September. Since then, tens of thousands of Israeli tourists have visited the UAE.