As part of this stage of the operation, 3,000 first-degree relatives of Ethiopian immigrants will be brought to Israel.

A group of 180 olim from Ethiopia fulfil a lifelong dream Wednesday as they land at Ben Gurion Airport on a special flight chartered by The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Ambassador to the UAE Amir Hayek succinctly announced the signing of the agreement on twitter, tweeting "Done!" in response to a previous tweet on the topic.

The emotional reunion took place at Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem, in the presence of descendants of the survivors who are alive today because of the heroic actions taken 76 years ago.

Day also marks 38th annual completion of Mishna Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot

Diplomats representing countries with large Muslim communities and political personalities, such as the Mayor of Lisbon, also participated in the event.