Isaac Herzog will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 30-31, his office said on Tuesday, seeking to strengthen Persian Gulf ties.
Israel’s President Isaac Herzog will make a historic visit to the UAE at the end of the month, his office has said, in the latest high-profile diplomatic trip since the countries normalised ties.
Herzog’s office said on Tuesday that the Zionist official will meet Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the January 30-31 trip.
"We have the privilege of making history by making the first visit of an Israeli president to the United Arab Emirates. This important visit comes as the Israeli and Emirati nations are busy laying the foundations of a new shared future," Herzog said in a statement.
Herzog is also scheduled to meet with the ruler of Dubai and senior government officials, and visit the Dubai Expo, his office said.
The visit comes some 16 months after the wealthy UAE broke with decades of Arab consensus and forged diplomatic ties with Israel.
The presidency in Israel is a largely ceremonial post. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited the UAE in December.