NEW YORK – 23 September 2020 – Today H.E. Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, met with H.E. Gilad Erdan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN following the signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord in Washington, D.C., on 15 September 2020. The meeting was held at the UAE Mission to the UN.

During the meeting, the Ambassadors underscored the importance of cooperation to galvanize efforts to foster peace in the region. They discussed how the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel is an enormous opportunity for both countries and for the region.

The Ambassadors also reviewed mutual priorities at the UN, including the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, digital cooperation and countering extremism online, empowering women and people of determination, climate action and environmental protection, energy, education, and cultural exchange.