Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan received on Tuesday a message from President Reuven Rivlin of Israel, dealing with two-sided relations and ways to enhance them to serve mutual interests, UAE state news agency reported.
In his letter, “the Israeli president expressed his deep thanks for the efforts made to sign the historic peace treaty, which launched a new phase of relations between the two countries,” thenews agency said.
President Rivlin extended an invitation to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to visit Israel.
For his part, the crown prince thanked Rivlin for his positive and constructive stance, saying an agreement on ties with Israel would “contribute to the stability of the entire region.”
The crown prince also expressed his country’s appreciation for the cooperation that led to the historic peace accord, which is poised to contribute to regional stability. He also extended an invitation to the Israeli President to visit the UAE.
The news agency did not say when the visits would take place.
UAE officials announced last month that Emiratis can travel to Israel for up to 90 days without a visa, as part of the flourishing relationship continues.
In a statement on the UAE Government’s Twitter account, the Cabinet said it was confident that the agreement would boost peace and stability in the region and allow the nations to forge closer economic and cultural ties.
The UAE and its Gulf neighbor Bahrain have normalized relations with Israel in US-brokered deals signed in September in Washington, making them the first Arab states in a quarter-century to establish formal ties with Israel.
Meanwhile, in a further sign of warming relations, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani was set to visit Jerusalem on Wednesday, leading his country’s first delegation to Israel.
Al-Zayani will arrive on the first-ever commercial flight between Manama and Tel Aviv, along with his deputy foreign minister, senior officials from several other government ministries, and members of the Bahraini media.