Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Gabi Ashkenazi of Israel launched the Phone Link between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel.
The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE launched a direct phone call between the two countries on Sunday following an agreement to normalize relations.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Gabi Ashkenazi of Israel launched the Phone Link between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and wished them well after the historic peace agreement signed by the two countries. Director of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.
Shortly afterwards, Ashkenazi tweeted that they had decided to “establish a direct communication channel and … meet soon” before signing a generalization agreement between the two countries.
International media reported that phone links to the public between the two countries were also working. The Israeli-UAE deal announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday is only the third such agreement Israel has reached with the Arab country, and increases the likelihood of similar deals with other pro-Western Gulf countries. Trump said the two leaders would sign the agreement at the White House in about three weeks.
Under the agreement, Israel promised to postpone the planned declaration of the West Bank territories, which European and some pro-Western Arab governments welcomed as a peace-seeking concession.
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that Israel did not want to leave the Jordanian Valley and Jewish bases in its occupied West Bank for a single day.
UAE state news agency WAM reports that Emirates Apex National Investment Company has entered into a “strategic trade agreement” with the Tera Group of Israel to assist in the research and development of COVID-19.
Apex Chairman Khalifa Youssef commented, “This agreement is considered to be the first car (agreement) to launch a trade, economy and effective partnership between the Emir and the Israeli trade regions.”
Meanwhile, Netanyahu said in an interview on Sunday that he was talking to leaders of Arab countries other than the UAE following the US-mediated peace deal. He said he had spoken to politicians in Oman and “other countries” and that the key to such talks was prudence.
This is good for the United States and good for Israel.
Netanyahu has criticized the United Nations’ decision to maintain an arms embargo on Iran, as the United States has done. Minuwille in the UAE has summoned Iran in-charge in Abu Dhabi to protest the “threats” made by the President of the Islamic Republic over Iran’s decision.
According to an official report by the news agency WWA, the Foreign Ministry “arrested (and) strongly protested the Iranian in-charge” against the threats made during the speech of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The next day Rouhani’s decision to generalize to the UAE was a “big mistake” and warned “against opening Israel’s way into Israeli territory”.
Iran’s Mehr news agency reported that without further ado, this would mean “another story and they will be treated differently”.