Netanyahu with the UAE Ambassador to Israel
Netanyahu with the UAE Ambassador to IsraelAmos Ben Gershom/GPO

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday sent formal letters to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog inviting them to participate in the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), to be held in Dubai this November.

The letters were delivered by H.E. Mohamed Al Khaja, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the State of Israel.

Ambassador Al Khaja conveyed the greetings of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, along with their wishes for further progress, peace and prosperity for Israel and its people.

Netanyahu thanked Ambassador Al Khaja for the invitation.

The UAE was one of four Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel in the Abraham Accords, which were brokered by the US in 2020.

This would be Netanyahu’s first visit to the country, as he was scheduled to visit Abu Dhabi in January, but that visit was canceled.

In April, UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed called Netanyahu and wished him and the people of Israel a happy Passover.

Netanyahu sent his best wishes to Sheikh bin Zayed and the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan.

In their warm and friendly conversation, the two leaders expressed their commitment to work to continue advancing the historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE, including its expansion to additional important areas.

The two leaders agreed to continue the dialogue between them in a personal meeting in the near future.