The United Arab Emirates peace delegation left on Tuesday morning for Israel to pay the first official visit to Israel since the signing of the US-sponsored agreement on normalization of ties in mid-September.

The delegation is led by UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al Tayer and Economy Minister Abdulla bin Touq Al Mari.  The senior UAE representatives will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, Finance Minister Israel Katz and Economy Minister Amir Peretz at Ben Gurion International Airport.

The two parties are set to conclude agreements in aviation, investment protection, visa exemptions, and science and technology, Gendelman added.

Israel signed a US-brokered landmark peace agreement with the UAE, along with Bahrain, during an official ceremony held at the White House on September 15. Since the signing, work has begun on formalizing a range of bilateral and multilateral agreements, covering sectors such as trade, aviation, energy and research.