Kyiv: Boeing 737-900 belonging to El Al airline conducted first direct commercial flight in history from Israel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu stated on his Twitter page on Monday.
Thus, the flight from Israel was firstly allowed to cross airspace of Saudi Arabia. It should be noted, that plane carried ,,high-ranking officials from Washington and Jerusalem to the capital of UAE in order to lay the groundwork for so-called Abraham Agreement between Israel and UAE’’.
American side was represented by Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner and United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.
Israeli delegation was headed by the National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat. Netanyahu’s office stated that in the aftermath American and Israeli delegations intended to meet with UAE officials and discuss about future cooperation between countries.
,,Joint delegation will take part in the working sessions on a number of issues relating to signing agreement about cooperation in civilian and economic fields’’, the statement remarks.
According to Abraham Agreement, Tel Aviv should refuse the plan about establishing its sovereignty over West Bank and Abu Dhabi should recognize Israel instead.