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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Image Credit: Reuters

Tel Aviv: Israel and the UAE have agreed to reciprocal visa-free travel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, making Emirati citizens the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry visas.

"We are exempting our nationals from visas," Netanyahu said after the first ever official delegation from the UAE landed in Israel for a day of talks following a US-brokered deal to normalise ties.