RIYADH – Israeli tourism minister, Haim Katz landed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday marking the first official trip by an Israeli cabinet member.
In the UN General Assembly, the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, hinted at ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Haim Katz will attend a UN tourism conference in the capital city of Riyadh, on a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia. US-mediated agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel is currently underway, which never happened before as Saudi Arabia still does not recognize Israel.
Reuters reached out to the Saudi government but they did not respond immediately to their request.
Saudi Arabia has insisted that recognition of Israel is only possible if the rights of Palestinians are given, which the sitting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu keeps on refusing.
The ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nayef Al-Sudairi, who is Saudi Arabia’s non-resident ambassador to the Palestinians, said that the Palestinian cause and the people of Palestine are more important to Saudi Arabia and there is a chance that Saudi Arabia and Palestine will announce a bigger cooperation.