President Trump announced on Thursday what he called a “Historic Peace Agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying they agreed to “complete normalization of relations.”
“Great progress today! The historic peace deal between our two great friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.
The President, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed issued a joint statement on Thursday, after the three spoke “and agreed on the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. ”; The statement said “diplomatic progress” was at “President Trump’s request”, and that Israel “would suspend its declaration of sovereignty over the areas outlined in the President’s Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties.” with other countries in Arabia and the Muslim world. “
Israel and the United Arab Emirates also said they would continue their efforts “to reach a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
“This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the diplomacy and bold vision of the three leaders and the courage of the UAE and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the potential of great in the region, “the statement said. “The three countries face many common challenges and will mutually benefit from today’s historic achievement.”
Delegations from Israel and the UAE are expected to meet in the coming weeks to “sign bilateral agreements on investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies”. , and other areas of mutual benefit “” Opening direct links between the two most dynamic societies in the Middle East and advanced economies will transform the region by fostering economic growth, strengthening technological innovation and building closer people-to-people relationships. -for-people, “reads the statement.
Trump on Thursday said he had a phone call with Israel and the UAE. The president told reporters Israel and the UAE would exchange embassies and ambassadors and “start co-operation across the board”. The president said he expected other countries to follow the lead of the UAE in this effort to cooperate with Israel moving forward.
“We are already discussing this with other nations,” Trump said. “So you will surely see others of these.”
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