Sputnik: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed expressed his thanks to Israeli President Isaac Herzog for his country’s support for the UAE after the Ansar Allah attack.
This came during a meeting between them, today, Sunday, at Qasr Al Watan in the Emirati capital, where Herzog is making the first visit by an Israeli president to the Gulf state with which his country signed a peace agreement in mid-September 2020.
Grateful to Sheikh @MohamedBinZayed for the warm welcome & hospitality at his palace. The Middle East has entered a new era thanks to the Crown Prince and other leaders’ wise and brave decision to normalise ties. We discussed future of Israel & UAE's bold new partnership. 🇮🇱🤝🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/xTDn9q5mJB
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During the meeting, which lasted for more than two hours, Herzog condemned the attack carried out by ” Ansar Allah ” on Abu Dhabi on the 17th of this month, which killed 3 and wounded 6.
The Israeli president said, according to a statement by his office published by the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper : “We fully support your security demands and condemn any kind of attack on your sovereignty by terrorist organizations. We are here together to find ways and means to achieve complete security for those who seek peace in our region. Thank you very much.” for you”.
נשיא המדינה הרצוג ורעייתו מיכל נחתו באבו דאבי והתקבלו על ידי שר החוץ של איחוד האמירויות. עם נחיתתם התקבלו השניים בקבלת פנים חגיגית, שאחריה קיים הנשיא פגישה עם שר החוץ ושיתוף הפעולה הבינלאומי של איחוד האמירויות, השייח’ עבדאללה בן זאיד@AmichaiStein1 (צילום: עמוס בן גרשון) pic.twitter.com/s9NMtaBsYZ
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For his part, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi said: “First of all, I thank you and your country for your position on the recent terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in the UAE.”
Bin Zayed continued: “This position expresses our common view regarding threats to regional stability and peace, especially those posed by militias and terrorist organizations, as well as our common understanding of the importance of taking a tough stance against them.”
The Israeli president arrived in the UAE earlier today, accompanied by his wife Michal, on a first-of-its-kind visit to the Gulf state.
Herzog was received in Abu Dhabi by the UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.