By Marwa Mahmoud
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan reiterated, on Wednesday, that the stance of the Kingdom towards the Palestinian issue would not alter by authorising the airspace of the Kingdom to cross the airspace of the Kingdom for flights to and from the United Arab Emirates to all countries.
He tweeted on his account on “Twitter”, that the Kingdom appreciates all efforts aimed at achieving a just and lasting peace in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative.
Prince Faisal confirmed, on Wednesday, that the stance of the Kingdom towards the Palestinian issue would not alter by enabling the airspace of the Kingdom to cross the airspace of the Kingdom for flights to and from the United Arab Emirates to all countries.
On Monday, the first Israeli plane landed in the capital of the Emirate, Abu Dhabi, bearing a joint U.S.-Israeli delegation and flying the flags of the Emirate, the United States and Israel, within the context of the Joint Tripartite Declaration and the Roadmap of Cooperation between the UAE and Israel.
The delegation, which was carried by the plane on which the phrase “peace” was written in 3 languages (Arabic, English and Hebrew), included a number of representatives of the various sectors in Israel, headed by Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, in addition to Robert O’Brien, US National Security Adviser, and Meir Ben Shabat Adviser and Chairman of the Israeli National Security Council.
Meanwhile, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, headed the Emirati delegation that received the US-Israeli delegation.
Commenting on that first trip between the two countries, Kouchner expressed his hope that it will be the beginning of a “historic path in the Middle East.”