Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is currently here in the UAE on a 2-day visit. The minister is down with the task to inaugurate an embassy, launch a consulate and sign a bilateral agreement on economic cooperation.
With the inauguration of the Israeli Embassy Abu Dhabi and an Israeli Consulate in Dubai, Lapid commented that “the peace we are celebrating today isn’t between governments and leaders but between people and nations” quoted The Jerusalem Post.
The trip which is being deemed as historic comes after the two aforementioned countries signed the peace treaty, as part of the Abraham Accords last year in September. The normalisation of ties resulted in a number of economic, financial and tourism-related collaborations.
The Middle East is our home
In a statement published by the Reuters, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Abu Dhabi Lapid expressed that,
Israel wants peace with its neighbours – with all its neighbours. We aren’t going anywhere. The Middle East is our home.
We’re here to stay. We call on all the countries of the region to recognise that and to come to talk to us.
وزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي يائير لابيد مع نظيره الإماراتي الشيخ عبد الله بن زايد آل نهيان…يوم تأريخي! pic.twitter.com/iGks3lEgry
— Israel in Dubai 🇦🇪🇮🇱 إسرائيل في دبي (@IsraelDubai) June 29, 2021
What we are inaugurating today is not only a consulate but a centre for cooperation as well. This is the place that symbolizes our abilities to think and develop together and even change the world together!
Translates Lapid’s caption.
The below picture shows the Israeli FM unveiling the ‘Consulate General of Israel’ sign at the Israeli Consulate in Dubai, on June 30, 2021.
ان ما ندشنه اليوم ليس بقنصلية فحسب، انما مركز للتعاون كذلك. هذا هو المكان الذي يرمز الى قدراتنا جميعا في التفكير والتطور سوية بل تغيير العالم سوية! pic.twitter.com/FqiAqne2wc
— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid🟠 (@yairlapid) June 30, 2021
Rabbi Levi Duchman was also present at the Israeli Embassy inauguration in Abu Dhabi to recite the blessings of the Mezuzah
The Rabbi added that it’s “truly inspiring to see #UAE’s spirit of coexistence and tolerance”.
Today I had the honor to recite the blessings of the #Mezuzah at the inauguration of #IsraeliEmbassy #AbuDhabi 🇦🇪 together with @yairlapid @NouraAlKaabi @AmbassadorNaeh @AmbAlKhaja
Truly inspiring to see #UAE's spirit of #coexistence and #tolerance
📸Shlomi Amsalem @GPOIsrael pic.twitter.com/YL514nDyPB
— Rabbi Levi Duchman (@RabbiUae) June 29, 2021
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