Israel’s Foreign Intelligence Service Mossad Head Visits UAE



On Tuesday, the head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad, Yossi Cohen, visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet the national security adviser of the country.

“The two sides discussed prospects for cooperation in the security field and shared perspectives on regional developments and issues of common interested, including both countries’ efforts to contain COVID-19,” told an agency.

After Trump’s announcement last week that both the countries, Israel and UAE had agreed to normalize relations, Cohen’s trip to UAE became the first visit by an Israeli official to the country.

Israel has agreed to suspend the seizure of the occupied West Bank territories after both the countries signed the peace agreement. However, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the plan was not off the table.

It is pertinent to mention here that until now, there were no diplomatic relations of Israel with any Gulf Arab countries. Nevertheless, shared concerns over Iran’s regional influence have led Israel to have unofficial contacts with the country

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