Israel, UAE Open Telephone Line After Landmark Agreement | World news

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A phone service between the UAE and Israel began operating as the two countries opened diplomatic relations, in a deal brokered by the United States that required Israel to suspend its controversial annexation plan for the West Bank.UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi in what Israel hailed as a milestone.

Commending the UAE for “removing the blockages,” Israeli Communications Minister Yoaz Handel issued a statement on Sunday saying: “Many economic opportunities will open up now, and these confidence-building steps are an important step. towards the promotion of the interests of States. ”

Associated Press reporters in Jerusalem and Dubai were able to call each other from landlines and mobile phones registered with the Israel country code +972 starting at around 1:15 p.m.

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