Israeli intelligence agency Mossad chief visits UAE

Yossi Cohen, head of the Israeli intelligence (Mossad), visited Abu Dhabi just days after an agreement was reached between Israel and therefore the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations and increase cooperation.

During his visit on Tuesday, the top of the intelligence , Yossi Cohen, met with Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser.

According to Emirati state media WAM, the subject of dialogue was security cooperation. this is often the primary visit to the UAE by an Israeli official since the UAE agreement.

US President Donald Trump announced the agreement last week between Israel and therefore the United Arab Emirates.

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Mossad chief Yossi Cohen for establishing Israel’s relations with the Gulf states.

This is the third agreement reached by Israel with an Arab country after Egypt and Jordan. Following this agreement, the prospects for progress in Israel’s relations with other Arab countries have also become clear.

During the meeting, regional developments and problems with mutual interest, including defence cooperation between the 2 countries, were discussed.

Diplomatic relations between Israel and therefore the UAE soured in 2010 when the Israeli intelligence Mossad was accused of killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a Hamas member, during a Dubai hotel.

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