(February 7, 2022 / JNS) Yaakov Shabtai on Sunday became the first Israeli police chief to visit the United Arab Emirates.
During his visit, Shabtai is scheduled to meet with senior officials from the UAE Interior Ministry, the police chiefs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai and other senior officials, according to an Israel Police statement.
The aim of the trip, which will last several days, is to build a professional relationship between the two countries’ police forces and open an official channel of communication between them, according to the statement.
As part of that effort, Shabtai intends to appoint a representative of the Israel Police in the UAE, who will “coordinate police activities in the Emirates, Africa and the Middle East.”
Jewish News Syndicate
With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.
Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.
If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.
We appreciate your support.