Through an agreement signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, both countries will allow their residents to obtain driving licenses from each other.
This new initiative, which is expected to be implemented soon, will allow motorists from either country to get a new driving license simply by showing their original documents in the other.
Soon, UAE Driving License Can Be Swapped for Israel’s
This will benefit both the Israeli and UAE nationals who are currently residing in the two countries and would like to obtain a driving license, the Khaleej Times reported.
“I signed two agreements during the visit. One regarding driving licences so that citizens of both the countries can drive freely now, benefiting Israelis who come here a lot and Emiratis who will visit Israel. It will be implemented soon. The other is a shipping agreement to make trade between countries easier and more accessible. Israel has two new ports in addition to the four it already operates. We have to make Israel a hub for trade and cargo,” Israel’s Minister of Transportation and Road Safety Merav Michaeli said.
During her talks with officials from various government agencies, Michaeli discussed the various aspects of infrastructure development and the need for pushing for their countries’ mutual interests.
The Abraham Accord was signed in September 2020, and since then, the two countries have strengthened their economic and political ties through a series of memorandums of understanding.
The two countries’ trade reached $700 million in the first year following the signing of the agreement. Israel aims to increase this to $3 billion in the next three years.
In addition, the two countries’ senior officials have visited each other to further strengthen the ties.
Following the signing of the Abraham Accord, Michaeli said she is satisfied with the progress made in the areas of trade and economic cooperation between Israel and the UAE.