Netanyahu hails UAE visa exemption agreement as boost for reciprocal tourism

Israel ratifies visa exemption agreement with UAE, its first with Arab state
by Raphael Ahren
November 22, 2020

Israel’s cabinet ratified a mutual visa exemption agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Sunday — the Jewish state’s first ever such agreement with an Arab country.The ministers voted unanimously to approve the treaty, which was signed in Tel Aviv last month. The UAE government reportedly ratified the agreement on November 1, which means that it will enter into force in 30 days. “This is the first Arab country with which we have signed such an agreement and this is a step that will facilitate reciprocal tourism,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before the vote at the weekly cabinet meeting. READ MORE

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