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Eitan Na'eh will be Israel's charge d'affaires in UAE as embassy takes shape

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

Israel will have a new diplomat in the UAE in coming days. Since the Abraham Accords were signed Israel has been looking forward to have an embassy in Abu Dhabi and Manama as well as a consulate in Dubai. The infrastructure will need to be found and built. Until then a temporary diplomatic post and diplomatic footprint will exist. It is expanding rapidly. With 50,000 Israelis who went to Dubai in November and December, there is a need for consular services. With huge business interest going both ways and visa issues to be worked out, there are many needs for a top diplomat.

Eitan Na'eh, Israel's former ambassador to Turkey from 2016-2018 will be the charge d'affaires temporarily until a full ambassadorship comes into existence. He will be the head of mission, the mission will become an embassy in the future. He will be the highest level Israeli diplomat posted there. Na'eh was formerly Deputy Head of Mission at the Israel Embassy in London.

The news has been reported by Roi Kais at Kan and also at The Jerusalem Post.

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