Israel and UAE foreign ministers tour Berlin Holocaust monument in historic first meeting

(JTA) — In a historic meeting, the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates met in Berlin and visited the city’s main Holocaust monument together on Tuesday.

Less than a month after signing a peace deal that normalized relations between the Middle Eastern neighbors, Israel’s Gabi Ashkenazi and the UAE’s Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan walked through the large monument of concrete blocks symbolizing the Jews killed by the Nazis in a meeting that was both symbolic and productive — according to reports, the pair discussed trade and tourism issues.

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