The three countries of the United States, Isreal, and U.A.E have signed a peace accord. The US president Donald Trump presided over the signing of the agreement. This is the first Isreal-Arab accord within over two decades. Twenty-six years to be exact. The treaty was signed on Tuesday, and it was called the foundation for a broader alignment against Iran that would fundamentally change the geopolitical dynamic in the region.
The countries were represented by their state heads. The United States was represented by it’s President, Donald Trump. The state of Isreal was represented by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister. And as for the Gulf countries, we had foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. More precisely, the UAE was represented by their Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Bahrain by Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani.
“We are here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.” President Donald Trump spoke, moments before the accord was signed at the South Lawns of the White House.
What Does The Accord Consist Of?
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Israel–United Arab Emirates normalization agreement, officially the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement. Treaty of Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization Between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel. This agreement was initially supposed to take place between the countries the United States, Isreal, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 13th August 2020. This is how the United Arab Emirates became the third country after Egypt and Jordan to normalize its relationship with Isreal.
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, announced the UAE’s agreement to normalize relations with Israel. Stating that his country wanted to deal with the threats facing the two-state solution, specifical annexation of the Palestinian territories, and urging the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table. He also stated the fact that he did not expect an embassy in Jerusalem until after a formal and final agreement between the Palestine and Israelis.
A joint statement was issued by President Donald Trump, Netanyahu, and Zayed. The statement read, “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential in the region.
Zayed tweeted that the “UAE and Israel also agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship.”
The treaty was signed on 15th September 2020. The treaty recognizes each state’s sovereignty, obliges the two states to exchange ambassadors and conclude bilateral agreements on several topics including visa agreements, and will enter into force upon ratification
It is natural for all countries to have their own reactions. Some were slightly different than others, but it is still their own reactions. But Iran’s is the one which was the most positive.
Gantz thanked Trump, Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for making the peace deal happen. He said it showed an alliance between Middle Eastern nations that wanted stability and mutual cooperation. It also showed Israel’s eternal desire for peace with neighbouring countries per him, while also enhancing Israel’s image on the world stage and creating a better future for the region.