Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, SIA reports quoting the Reuters. This would be Israel’s first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday.
The office will not be a full mission, but it will be the first time an Israeli foreign ministry official has been permanently stationed in the Gulf state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon confirmed the information first published in the media. Israel doesn’t have formal diplomatic ties with most Middle East states because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its only formal relations are with neighbors Egypt and Jordan.