The American Jewish Committee announced the participation of the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash and the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Muhammad al-Issa in its virtual conference.
In a tweet on Twitter, the American Jewish Committee said Gargash would discuss "the UAE's efforts to promote regional stability and interfaith cooperation in a historic public dialogue."
The committee said that the first "Global Forum for Jewish Advocacy" (AJC 2020) - which will be held by default - will include many world leaders, in discussions centered on the most important issues facing the Jewish people.
On its website, the American Jewish Committee says it is working to "advance the welfare of the Jewish people and Israel, and promote human rights and democratic values around the world."
On Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad al-Issa - who previously held the position of Minister of Justice in Saudi Arabia - was honored by the Anti-Semitism Movement and the American Sephardic Federation, with the first prize for Muslim leaders involved in combating anti-Semitism.
We're honored to welcome UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. @AnwarGargash at #AJCVirtualGloFo 2020!
The minister will discuss the UAE's efforts to promote regional stability and interfaith cooperation in a historic public dialogue with AJC's Jason Isaacson. 🇦🇪
- American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) June 11, 2020
Riyadh and Abu Dhabi do not have any formal diplomatic relations with Israel, but the two countries have made accelerating steps toward normalization.
In January, Israel allowed its citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious and commercial purposes.
Israeli and Gulf officials, especially Emiratis, exchange official visits, and have participated together in many sports competitions.
In the fruit of the rapprochement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, nearly three thousand Jews from different countries residing in the Emirates established an official account for the Jewish community on Twitter.
According to Yeshiva World News, 150 Jewish families consisting of 2,000 to 3,000 people residing in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai came from the United States, Europe and South Africa.
While the US-based Bloomberg Agency said that the Jewish community is taking its place in the country thanks to the warm relations between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi.
In October 2018, the UAE authorities allowed Israeli athletes to compete under their country's flag at the Grand Slam judo tournament held in Abu Dhabi and organized by the International Judo Federation.
Also, Israeli Minister of Culture and Tourism Miri Regev accompanied her country to Abu Dhabi to follow up on its competitions.
Former Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Qara attended the telecommunications conference held in Dubai on October 30, 2018, where he gave a speech.
Whereas, former Israeli Foreign and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz visited Abu Dhabi in July 2019 to attend the United Nations' environmental conference.
In a report published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on August 20, 2019, the newspaper said that the UAE has concluded a huge deal worth three billion dollars with Israel, providing the latter with advanced intelligence capabilities, including two modern spy planes.