The UAE’s first ambassador to Israel, Mohamed Al Khaja took the charge of his diplomatic duties in Tel Aviv. He expressed his happiness in a tweet from the official Twitter account.
He writes in his first tweet: “Delighted to launch my official account as the #UAE’s first Ambassador to #Israel. I look forward to strengthening ties between Emiratis and Israelis by fostering peace, understanding and prosperity among our people and across the region. Marhaba, B’ruchim Haba’im, Welcome!”
Delighted to launch my official account as the #UAE’s first Ambassador to #Israel. I look forward to strengthening ties between Emiratis and Israelis by fostering peace, understanding and prosperity among our people and across the region. Marhaba, B’ruchim Haba’im, Welcome!
— Mohamed Al Khaja (@AmbAlKhaja) February 17, 2021
He has also posted the same text of the tweet in Arabic and Hebrew.
The UAE embassy in Israel has also released messages from its new Twitter account. In one of the messages, it said, “We will release information and news about the UAE, to our people and throughout the region.” We will promote peace, reconciliation and prosperity. ”
Mohamed Al Khaja was sworn in as his diplomat last Sunday by the ruler of Dubai and the vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Earlier, Israel announced the opening of its embassy in the UAE and appointed an experienced diplomat, Ethan Neh, as head of its mission.
It should be noted that the UAE cabinet had approved the establishment of its embassy in Tel Aviv last month, while Israel had announced the opening of its embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Israel has established its capital in occupied Jerusalem and claims the disputed city as its permanent capital, while the international community, including the United Nations, does not recognize its claim.
Former US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. A few other countries have moved their embassies to occupied Jerusalem, while most countries recognize Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel and maintain their embassies there.
Itis pertinent to mention here that the UAE announced the historic peace agreement with Israel on August 13, 2020, and the signing of the Abraham Agreement on September 15 in the White House, mediated by former US President Donald Trump. The UAE had established normal relations with Egypt and Jordan after a quarter of a century of peace agreements with Israel.