Saudi Arabia on Friday opened its airspace to “all air carriers”, signalling the top of its longstanding ban on Israeli flights by its territory.
It is a key step towards normalisation between the 2 nations as US President Joe Biden visits the area.
In a press release posted to Twitter hours earlier than Mr Biden was set to change into the primary US chief to fly straight from Israel to the dominion, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation mentioned it was asserting the choice.
It builds on the sturdy however casual ties the international locations have developed over their shared issues about Iran’s rising affect within the area.
In latest years, Saudi Arabia has allowed flights between Israel and Gulf states to cross by its airspace.
In 2020, then-Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia for a gathering with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Last week a number of Israeli defence reporters visited the dominion and revealed information experiences about their welcome.