The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel met in Berlin for talks, Germany hopes it will strengthen ties between the two countries and boost peace efforts in the Middle East.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Josef Maas said they are very proud that the Israeli and Emirati foreign ministers have chosen Berlin for their historic first meeting.
He also thanks his counterparts for their confidence in Germany, the statement said.
Earlier, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met behind closed doors in the presence of Heiko Maas at a government guesthouse on the outskirts of the German capital.
Maas said that the bold peace agreement between the two countries is the first good news from the Middle East in a long time, and it is a good opportunity for a new impetus in the Israeli-Palestine dialogue.
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Germany is a strong supporter of Israel, but also a critic of its resettlement policies and Palestine for a “two-state” solution.
The German foreign minister said the Middle East peace process needed “courage and confidence”.
It should be noted that on August 15, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) surprised the world by announcing a historic decision to recognize Israel and establish bilateral relations with it.
Later, on August 29, the UAE government repealed its boycott of Israel.
For the first time since the restoration of relations between the two countries, a plane flying from Israeli soil arrived in Abu Dhabi from Jerusalem on August 31.
After the resumption of relations between the two countries, while the Muslim world sharply criticized the United Arab Emirates, there were also reports that other Arab countries may soon recognize Israel.
Bahrain also followed the United Arab Emirates and restored relations with Israel.