President Trump on Thursday announced what he calls the “Historical Peace Agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying they agree to “complete normalization of relations”.
“Today’s BIG breakout! Historical Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates! “Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.
The President, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Supreme Deputy Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a joint statement on Thursday, after the three people spoke ” and agreed to fully normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. “The statement said that”; a diplomatic breakthrough “was at the” request of President Trump “and Israel would” suspend claim to the areas outlined in the President’s Vision for Peace and focus efforts now on expanding relations with other countries in the Arab world and the Islamic world. “
Israel and the UAE also said they will continue their efforts to “achieve a fair, comprehensive and long-term solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.”
“This historic diplomatic breakthrough will promote peace in the Middle East and testify to the bold vision and diplomacy of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates. and Israel to outline a new path that will open up great potential in the region, ”the statement read. “All three countries face many common challenges and will benefit from historic achievements today.”
Delegates from Israel and the UAE are expected to meet in the coming weeks to “sign bilateral deals on investment, travel, direct flight, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, health, culture, environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and mutually beneficial fields ”. The statement also said: “Opening up a direct relationship between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by promoting economic growth, intensifying innovating technology and establishing human relationships ”.
Trump on Thursday said he had a call with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The President told reporters Israel and the UAE will “begin to cooperate on a large scale”, along with the exchange of embassies and ambassadors. The president said he expected other countries to closely follow the UAE’s lead in future efforts to cooperate with Israel.
The president said this act would be called the “Abrahamic Treaty”, named for “the father of all three great faiths.”
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said from the Oval Office on Thursday: “No one better represents the unifying potential of these three great faiths.
The President went on to joke that he “wanted to call it the Donald J. Trump deal”, which received laughter in the room.
“I didn’t do that,” Trump added, once again introducing the deal’s historical significance.
“We have discussed this with other countries,” Trump said. “So you’ll probably see others among these.”
The President continues to cheer on his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for his efforts to secure the deal.
“The president, like with everything, urged us to take a non-traditional approach,” Kushner said on Thursday. “You can’t deal with unresolved problems the way people did before you and failed.”
Kushner said the president “tries to unite people focusing on the common good instead of common dissatisfaction.”
“We were able to achieve results that others were unable to achieve,” says Kushner. “This will promote regional and world development.”
Meanwhile, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer tweeted shortly after the deal was announced: “A wonderful day for peace! Israel commended MBZ’s courage in the historic UAE’s decision to join Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994) to make peace with Israel. Israel treasures all of them. @POTUS Trump did to make this breakthrough. Much more will come! “
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advertised the “strong diplomatic outreach” of the presidents of Israel and the UAE.
“The United States congratulates Israel and the United Kingdoms for this remarkable achievement, which is an important step forward for peace in the Middle East. Blessed are peaceful people. Mabruk and Mazal Tov, ”Pompeo tweeted.
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