A cargo aircraft operated by Etihad Airways prepares to land at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, close to Tel Aviv, on June 9, 2020. The United Arab Emirates flew its first publicly introduced flight to Israel on Might 20 when Etihad despatched medical provides to assist Palestinians deal with the coronavirus.
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The President of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree repealing a legislation boycotting Israel and permitting commerce and monetary offers between the 2 international locations, the UAE’s official information company, WAM, reported on Saturday.
The decree of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, goals to “help bilateral cooperation to reach at (constructing) bilateral relations,” the company mentioned.
The announcement comes as El Al Airways plans to function Israel’s first direct flight between Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and the capital, Abu Dhabi within the United Arab Emirates. He promotes an Israeli delegation and high aides to US President Donald Trump, who brokered an settlement on August 13 to normalize Israel – UAE ties.
Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner will probably be amongst US officers on the El Al flight, which departs at 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) on August 31, a US official mentioned.
The settlement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is awaiting negotiations on particulars such because the opening of embassies, commerce and journey hyperlinks earlier than it’s formally signed.
There are not any official air routes between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and it was unclear whether or not El Al may fly through Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t have official ties with Israel to chop flight time.
In Might, an Etihad Airways aircraft flew from the United Arab Emirates to Tel Aviv to offer the Palestinians with provides for the novel coronavirus epidemic. This was the primary recognized flight to Israel by a United Arab Emirates airline.