Israel has announced the establishment of its embassy and consulate in the United Arab Emirates by January 2021.
A statement issued by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that an embassy and consulate would be set up in the UAE in the first week of January 2021.
A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry told the Gulf Times that the embassy will be established in the first week of January 2021. Israel will set up an embassy in Abu Dhabi, while the Consulate General will be in Dubai.
The spokesman added that the establishment of a consulate and embassy would be another turning point in Israeli-UAE relations.
He said that the diplomatic mission would not be the largest in the world, but that embassies and consulates would be really big. According to Israeli media reports, the Israeli embassy in the UAE could be as huge as the Israeli embassies in Washington, London and Moscow.
It should be noted that a peace agreement was signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in August this year, under which not only diplomatic relations were to be established between the two sides, but Israel had responded by saying that it would occupy large areas of the West Bank. But it will also stop Israel’s expansion.
The ministerial delegation also visited Manama, the capital of Bahrain, another member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Bahrain is the second Gulf country, after the UAE, to have cordial relations with Israel. The UAE and Bahrain attended a ceremony at the White House on September 15 to discuss relations with Israel, at which the Israeli prime minister and the Bahraini and Emirati leadership signed a peace agreement. Israel sent a letter to the UAE on September 25 requesting the establishment of an embassy in Abu Dhabi.