Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, had a telephone call with Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, focusing on the UAE-Israel peace accord.
Both Ministers expressed their conviction that this accord will enhance the chances of peace and stability in the region as it represents a positive step in this direction, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Moreover, they both noted that they were looking forward to strengthening communication channels and establishing solid bilateral relations for the benefit of their countries in particular and the region as a whole.
For his part, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, also discussed strategic relations between the two countries over a phone call Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohamed and Pompeo also reviewed ways to enhance ties at all levels in the best interest of the two countries.
During the call, they tackled several regional and international issues of mutual interest, foremost of which is the “Peace Accord” between the UAE and Israel and the prospects for strengthening it in a way that serves the foundations of peace and stability in the region.
Sheikh Mohamed and the US Secretary of State discussed the latest developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East regions, as well as the two countries’ efforts to jointly fight the COVID-19 outbreak and the most important steps to limit the repercussions of the pandemic.
On 13 August 2020, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal Embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.