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Israel, UAE Sign Visa-Free Travel Agreement

Israel and the United Arab Emirates will allow visa-free travel between the countries after the UAE ratified an agreement on the matter on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said, “the ratification of the agreement is a central element of the full and quick implementation of the many agreements being worked on these days with the Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco.”

Ashkenazi credited the Foreign Ministry with “quickly advancing the relations with these countries.”

The visa-free agreement will go into effect on February 12.

The UAE was originally expected to authorize the agreement in late December or early January but deferred the final ratification. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you bless those who bless Israel, and continue the cause of peace and friendship within the region.”