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Israel, UAE agree visa-free travel for nationals: Netanyahu

'We are exempting our nationals from visas,' Netanyahu said after the first ever official delegation from the UAE landed in Israel for a day of talks

AFP , Tuesday 20 Oct 2020
Emirati and Israeli Delegates
A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) shows Emirati and Israeli delegates signing an agreement at the first Abraham Accords Business Summit in Abu Dhabi on October 19, 2020 in the presence of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (back-C). (Photo: AFP)
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Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to reciprocal visa-free travel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, making Emirati citizens the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry visas.

"We are exempting our nationals from visas," Netanyahu said after the first ever official delegation from the UAE landed in Israel for a day of talks following a US-brokered deal to normalise ties.

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