The telephone conversation marked the first time the two leaders talked since Lapid took office last Friday…reports Asian Lite News
Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid and President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Thursday talked over the phone about expanding normalization deals in the Middle East.
The telephone conversation marked the first time the two leaders talked since Lapid took office last Friday.
The two emphasized the importance of deepening the “warm ties” between their countries which normalized their relationship under the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords signed in Sept. 2020, Lapid’s office said in a statement.
They “expressed satisfaction” with the growing tourism and economic ties, and discussed “expanding the circle of peace to include additional countries in the region,” the statement said.
President Mohammed “emphasized the importance of maintaining strong ties” between the two nations, while Lapid extended his best wishes to the UAE leader on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha holiday which will begin on Saturday. (ANI/Xinhua)