In particular, the states are trying to conclude an agreement that will grant the right to aircraft flying from Israel to fly in the airspace of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are trying to establish economic and security relations through the mediation of the American administration. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.
The publication notes that Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel and does not have diplomatic relations with this country. Nevertheless, the two Middle Eastern States are currently negotiating to establish business relations and reach agreements in the security sphere.
So, with the help of the United States, the two states are trying to conclude an agreement that will grant the right to aircraft flying from Israel to fly in the airspace of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the possibility of reaching agreements on establishing the final control of Riyadh over the Tyrant and Sanafir is being discussed. These uninhabited islands are located in the Strait of Tiran between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The Strait is of strategic importance because it is an outlet to the Red Sea from the Jordanian port of Aqaba and the port of Eilat in Israel.
According to the sources of the publication, Israeli businessmen can already come to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh took this step as part of deepening economic ties between the countries.
As Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman told American officials during a recent visit to Washington, according to polls, the kingdom’s population, mainly young people, is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.