According to the news of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Organization (KAN), Saudi Arabia refused to grant a visa to the Israeli delegation invited to the World Tourism Organization conference.
In the news of the American Bloomberg, it was stated that the Riyadh administration did not show a reason for this attitude, and that such an attitude was exhibited despite the UN’s demand for “equal treatment of all members of the organization”.
The Saudi Arabian authorities have not yet made a statement on the matter.
The two-day conference organized by the World Tourism Organization on 32 touristic villages in 18 countries started yesterday in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.
There are no diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
In addition, the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran on the resumption of diplomatic relations on March 10, after a 7-year hiatus, is expected to adversely affect the “normalization possibilities” between Israel and Saudi Arabia.