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Lapid inaugurates Dubai consulate: ‘Symbolizes our ability to change the world’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

DUBAI — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid officially inaugurates Israel’s consulate in Dubai, calling it a center of dialogue and cooperation.

“What we are opening today is not only a consulate, but also the center of our cooperation,” he says. “This place symbolizes our ability to think together, to develop together, to change the world together.”

Lapid emphasizes that the peace between the UAE and Israel “is not between governments and leaders, but between people and nations.”

“It is not my peace, or that of my friends standing here, but of our children.”

Lapid opened Israel’s embassy in Abu Dhabi the day before, hailing the “historic moment.”

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