U.S.-Israeli delegation arrives in UAE to finalize deal


DUBAI: A U.S.-Israeli delegation, led by Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived at the presidential airport in Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to the official WAM news agency.
The delegation left in the morning onboard an Israeli commercial plane on which the word “peace” was printed in Arabic, English and Hebrew above a cockpit window.
The delegation, comprised of representatives from investment, finance, health, civil space and aviation, foreign policy, diplomacy, tourism, and culture sectors, will meet with representatives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government agencies to discuss ways to develop relations and promote cooperation, WAM reported.
It added that this visit comes as part of trilateral efforts to initiate normalized relations with the aim of “achieving peace, stability, and support for bilateral cooperation.”
The two-day visit will include working meetings of the joint teams ahead of the signing of cooperation deals following the U.S.-brokered agreement to normalize ties between Israel and the UAE, which was announced on Aug. 13.
A statement from Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said ahead of the departure that the meetings will focus on issues related to “the civil and economic spheres.”
The visit will also include a trilateral meeting in Abu Dhabi between the heads of the delegations.–Agencies