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Emirati minister says Israel, UAE creating ‘new paradigm of cooperation’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

DUBAI — Emirati Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Sultan Al Olama says at the inauguration of Israel’s Dubai consulate that the ties between the countries “will foster a more stable and secure region.”

“The UAE and Israel are creating a new paradigm of cooperation in the entire region,” he adds, highlighting joint efforts on COVID-19 and technological innovation.

Olama says that the ties between the partners “are slated to grow.”

“Our two countries will usher in a next phase that will be a model for countries everywhere. ”

The ceremony is also attended by Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Emirati Ambassador to Israel Mohammad al Khaja, Israel’s envoy to the UAE Eitan Na’eh and local Chabad Rabbi Levi Duchman.

Lapid is in the United Arab Emirates for the first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf state.

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