First commercial Israeli flight arrives today

By Eudore R. Chand

UAE, Israel discuss ties in food, water security

ABU DHABI 31 August 2020: UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security, Mariam Al Mheiri and Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alon Schuster, held a virtual meeting last Friday.

During the meeting, the two sides emphasised the great opportunities lying ahead for both countries as a result of the Peace Accord. The meeting comes as part of the UAE’s efforts to support the principles of peace, tolerance and fraternity in the Middle East.

The two ministers pledged to collaborate in areas of food and water security, both of great concern for the UAE and Israel, R&D, aquaculture, Agritech, and other fields.

The two ministries will now open a direct channel and work together to lay out a programme of cooperation.

US-Israeli delegation led by Jared Kushner

In the wake of the trilateral announcement and roadmap towards joint cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, a US-Israeli delegation will visit the UAE today.

The delegation includes a number of representatives of various sectors in Israel on board the first Israeli commercial plane to land in the UAE. The delegation is headed by Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to US President Donald Trump, and includes US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Meir Ben-Shabbat, National Security Adviser and head of the Israeli National Security Council.

The delegation, comprised of representatives from the investment, finance, health, civil space and aviation, foreign policy, diplomacy, tourism, and culture sectors, will meet with a number of representatives of UAE government agencies to discuss ways to develop relations in related fields and promote joint action and opportunities for cooperation.

This visit comes as part of trilateral efforts to initiate normalised relations with the aim of achieving peace, stability, and support for bilateral cooperation.

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