Abu Dhabi’s regional realpolitik advances following Israeli deal

Issue 1113 - 29 Oct 2020

The UAE has been focused on leveraging to the maximum its new public relationship with Israel following the signing on 15 September of the Abraham Accords, which were ratified by the Knesset (Israeli parliament) on 15 October. Deals have been signed in a host of areas ranging from artificial intelligence, to healthcare, agriculture and security, by companies many of which are linked to senior Emiratis and government bodies. Underlining potential strategic plays, the UAE is looking to take advantage of the Europe-Asia oil pipeline that runs from Eilat to Ashkelon on the Mediterranean coast.

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