UAE government approves establishment of embassy in Tel Aviv

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ratified the establishment of an embassy in Tel Aviv, the government announced on its Twitter account.

“The Council of Ministers approves the restructuring of the Board of Directors of the Securities and Commodities Authority headed by His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri, Minister of Economy, and approves the establishment of the UAE embassy in Tel Aviv in the State of Israel,” the tweet read.

Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi signed a peace treaty in part of the landmark Abraham Accords, brokered by the US administration, which included Bahrain as well.

In a landmark summit that hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former President Donald Trump and the foreign ministers of UAE and Bahrain, a more than two-decades diplomatic deadlock between the Jewish state and the Arab world was broken.

The last Arab country that Israel signed a peace treaty with was Jordan in 1994.

The UAE confirmed that Former US president Donald Trump approved the sale of 50 F-35 jets to Abu Dhabi on his final day in office.

In October, the White House officially announced the arms sale to the UAE, following lengthy talks in the wake of the Gulf state’s normalization agreement with Israel earlier this year.

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