An official Emirati delegation will arrive in Tel Aviv today, Tuesday, for a four-hour visit, the first after the signing of the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel at the White House last September.
The delegation, headed by the Emirati ministers of economy and finance, is accompanied by an American delegation that includes Treasury Minister Stephen Mnuchin, and White House envoy to the Middle East Avi Berkovitch.
A source in the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that during the visit, 14 agreements would be signed, most notably the agreement to cancel entry visas for individuals. The UAE would be the first Arab country to take this step.
For its part, the Israeli Ministry of Transport said that it will today sign an agreement allowing 28 commercial flights per week between Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports.
It is expected that the Emirati delegation will stay at Ben Gurion Airport for the duration of the visit, as no tours or visits are scheduled for specific locations outside it. Because of the strict precautionary measures applied by the Israeli authorities to confront the Corona epidemic.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had agreed in a phone call with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to exchange visits.