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Published: 17:59, June 09, 2022 | Updated: 22:06, June 09, 2022
Israeli PM Bennett visits Abu Dhabi, to meet UAE president
By Reuters
Published:17:59, June 09, 2022 Updated:22:06, June 09, 2022 By Reuters

A handout picture obtained from the Israeli Government Press Office on June 9, 2022, shows Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) meeting with the United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (right) during a snap visit to the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (KOBI GIDEON / GPO / AFP)

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and will meet its president, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, according to an Israeli statement.

Bennett's Abu Dhabi visit, his third in recent months, had not previously been announced.

The two leaders, whose countries opened relations two years ago, would discuss "various regional issues", the Israeli government said in the statement but provided no detail.

"Today, together, we will take to the special bond that has been woven between our countries to the next level," Bennett was quoted in the statement as saying.

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