Israeli cabinet minister to visit Abu Dhabi
An Israeli cabinet minister is to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time, despite no diplomatic ties between the two governments, Press TV reported.
Israel's National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau will attend a conference of the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, AP reported.
Israel's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Yigal Palmor has declared that this will be the first visit by an Israeli cabinet minister to the UAE capital.
He claimed, however, that the trip is "within the framework of an international conference and not in a bilateral framework."
Israel has formal diplomatic ties with only two Arab states, Egypt and Jordan.