Photos: Israeli President Herzog, First Lady arrive in the UAE on historic visit

They were welcomed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan



by

A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 30 Jan 2022, 12:22 PM

Last updated: Sun 30 Jan 2022, 1:40 PM

President of Israel Isaac Herzog arrived today on an official visit to the UAE. He was accompanied by First Lady Michal Herzog.

Upon his arrival at the Presidential Flight in Abu Dhabi, he was received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

They were welcomed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

En route to the UAE, President Herzog's plane few over Saudi Arabia. The pilot told passengers over the tannoy: “We are now right over Saudi Arabia. We are making history! We shall soon fly over the capital city.”

President Herzog entered the cockpit, looked out over the Saudi landscape, and said: “No doubt, this is truly a very moving moment.”

Upon their arrival in the UAE, the President and the First Lady were given a festive welcome, after which President Herzbog held a diplomatic working meeting with Sheikh Abdullah.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed headed the Emirati delegation at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House in September 2020.

President Herzog expressed his admiration for the UAE’s impressive path and said: “I am embarking on the first visit by a president of the State of Israel in the United Arab Emirates. We were delighted and deeply moved by the warm welcome in Abu Dhabi by the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates.”

ALSO READ:


More news from UAE