Israeli Tourism Minister Attends U.N. Conference in Saudi Arabia

Tourism Minister Chaim Katz seen at the U.N. conference in Riyadh, Tuesday. (Courtesy)

Israel’s Tourism Minister Chaim Katz traveled to Saudi Arabia for a U.N. conference on Tuesday, his office said, describing the visit as the first public trip to the country by an Israeli member.

Katz’s two-day visit to Riyadh comes as Saudi Arabia is pursuing a possible U.S.-brokered deal that would forge formal bilateral relations with Israel.

The Saudi government did not immediately confirm the visit.

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