An official Emirati delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has on Saturday visited the “Peres Center for Peace and Innovation” in the Zionist entity of Israel, as part of a wider visit to prepare for the opening of a UAE embassy in Israel.
The delegation met with Efrat Duvdevani, Director General of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, which was founded by former President Shimon Peres, and they toured the center.
Duvdevani presented the importance of the startup economy in Israel, and said: “President Shimon Peres would have been happy with your visit. I think he would have seen it as a practical realisation of his vision for a new Middle East.”
She stressed that “Israeli technologies, products and developments are at the forefront of Israeli innovation.”
The center indicated in a statement that the Emirati delegation had requested a visit to the Peres Center to learn about the center’s work in promoting innovation and regional cooperation, and to lay the foundations for cooperative work in the near future.
The Jerusalem Post newspaper stated that this visit is “an important next step in Emirati-Israeli relations.”
The United Arab Emirates recently turned its back on the cause of Palestine, and established official relations with the Zionist occupation entity.