Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday his visit to the United Arab Emirates was just the start of a road to peace with other Middle East countries, signalling an offer of friendship with Arab states still wary of normalising ties.
Yair Lapid, the first Israeli cabinet minister to visit the Gulf state since the countries forged ties last year, also reiterated Israel’s concern about the Iran nuclear deal being negotiated in Vienna”.
This visit isn’t the end of the road to peace, it is just the beginning,” he told reporters. “Our hand is outstretched. I hope this visit is the first of many and that together with our new friends we continue to make history in the entire region.”