UAE embassy in Israel: Opening delayed due to Covid restrictions

Abu Dhabi - UAE's foreign ministry is coordinating with its counterparts in Israel to expedite opening.

(Reuters file photo)
(Reuters file photo)

By Web Report

Published: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 5:48 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 5:54 PM

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is coordinating its counterparts in Israel to open an embassy in Tel Aviv.

In a statement issued on Monday, the ministry said the opening has been affected due to restrictions imposed in Israel to curb the spread of Covid-19.

"With UAE and Israeli efforts to lead the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns, we remain hopeful that the situation will improve and that the process of opening the embassy can be completed soon," the ministry said.

The statement comes a day after the UAE Cabinet approved the establishment of an embassy in Tel Aviv.

The Israel Foreign Ministry had on Monday announced that it had opened an embassy in the UAE. “Today the Israeli embassy in Abu Dhabi has officially been opened, with the arrival of the mission head Eitan Naeh,” the ministry said in a statement.

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