Interior Minister Shaked visits Abu Dhabi, says she experienced ‘true peace’

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visits the United Arab Emirates and meets Abu Dhabi officials, before traveling to Dubai tomorrow to visit the Israeli pavilion in the Expo 2020 event.

Shaked says she met her Emirati counterpart Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and heard about local projects on smart cities, digitization and urban safety.

They discuss the mutual visa exemptions that will go into effect next week, and initiatives to cooperate on projects, including some focusing on interfaith dialogue.

Shaked offers to promote courses for Israeli Muslim religious leaders in the UAE on religious moderation, tolerance and battling violence, amid a wave of violent crime in Israel’s Arab community.

She visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the adjacent Wahat AlKarama war memorial for Emiratis killed in the line of duty.

“Today, I experienced true peace,” Shaked says. “The government went out of its way to clarify that a true partnership has been forged between the countries. I view it as very important to strengthen the strategic relationship between Israel and the UAE.”

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