The Israeli website “Walla” reported that the first Emirati ambassador to Israel, Muhammad Al Khajah, will arrive in Tel Aviv next Monday to take office.
Israeli and Emirati officials told the website that Al Khaja will pay a five-day visit to Israel and next Tuesday he will present his credentials to President to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin.
The Emeriti ambassador will also hold a number of acquaintances with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and other officials.
He will work with a “junior team” to finalize the issue of locating the new embassy and the ambassador’s residence.
It is noteworthy that Al Khaja (40 years old) held the position of head of the office of the Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah bin Zayed in recent years.
Ambassador Al Khajah launched his official Twitter account within the framework of his new position, tweeting in the Hebrew language, in which he wrote that he “expects to strengthen relations” between the Israelis and the Emiratis.
In his tweet, Al Khaja said in three languages, English, Arabic, and Hebrew that he is happy to launch his Twitter account as the first ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Israel, and he expects to strengthen relations between the citizens of the two countries by cultivating peace, understanding, and prosperity between our peoples and for the sake of the whole region.
Earlier this week, Al Khaja was sworn in as his country’s ambassador to Israel as part of an official ceremony in Abu Dhabi in presence of the ruler of Dubai and the head of the UAE government, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
According to what was reported by the Emirati “WAM” news agency, Mohammed bin Rashid wished Ambassador Mohammed Al Khaja “success in his mission and work hard and sincerely to consolidate friendship and cooperation relations between the UAE and Israel in a way that preserves the two countries and peoples their common interests and promotes a culture of peace, coexistence, and tolerance between their peoples and the peoples of the region.