According to Press TV, the minister’s Spokesman, Arye Shalicar, on Wednesday said Katz revealed his wish during an interview with a Saudi-run news website.
“He said that he asks the king to invite (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu officially to Riyadh, and he asks MBS, Mohammed bin Salman, the son, to come and visit Israel,” AFP quoted Shalicar as saying.
Katz’s request is aimed at bolstering regional peace and boosting security and economic cooperation, Shalicar claimed.
In recent years, there have been numerous reports of behind-the-scenes contacts between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia, along with other Arab League states, does not formally recognize the occupying entity.
In November, Zionist regime’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed for the first time that Tel Aviv has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara extended a warm invitation to Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh to visit Occupied Palestinian Territories for what he said were his friendly comments about the kingdom.
The Israeli minister of war has also recently extended the hand of friendship to Arab countries, calling on them to form an alliance against Iran.
Affected by succession plans and the failure of its aggressive policies, the Riyadh regime has engaged in a process of normalizing relations with Zionist regime.