Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be meeting with UAE’s Financial Affairs Minister today to sign a number of agreements including a visa-free agreements for both countries. The first of its kind between Israel and an Arab state.
Today’s agreements will allow Israeli and UAE citizens to travel freely between the two states without any visa’s. In addition to this, agreements will be signed on air travel, investments along with science and technology. The US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be joining the ceremony along with the CEO of US International Development Finance Corporation Adam Boehler.
Israel has had longstanding relations with UAE with decades of arms trades between the two states. However, the current step up in their relations with the backing of the US has been met with criticism by Islamic nations worldwide.