UAE government delegation heads to Israel for first official visit

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The first ever official United Arab Emirates delegation to Israel set off on Tuesday after the two countries normalised ties last month under a U.S.-brokered accord forged largely over shared fears of Iran.

An Etihad Airways plane carrying Emirati government officials, with U.S. dignitaries accompanying them, left the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, headed to Ben-Gurion Airport, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.

Israeli officials said the five-hour visit would be restricted to the airport due to coronavirus concerns.

The UAE and fellow Gulf state Bahrain in September became the...


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UAE government delegation heads to Israel for first official visit


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