Israel and the United Arab Emirates have consented to standardize relations, US President Donald Trump has announced.
A joint statement by Mr. Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan said they trusted the “notable advancement will propel harmony in the Middle East”.
Thus, they added, Israel would suspend its plans to add huge pieces of the involved West Bank.
Up to this point Israel has had no diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab nations
In any case, shared concerns over Iran’s regional influence have led informal contacts between them.
The UAE’s diplomat to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, said in an explanation that it was “a success for diplomacy and for the region”.
“It is a significant advance in Arab-Israeli relations that brings down strains and makes new vitality for positive change,” he added.
The agreement marks only the third Israel-Arab harmony bargain since Israel’s statement of autonomy in 1948. Egypt marked one out of 1979, and Jordan in 1994.
In the coming weeks delegations from Israel and the UAE will meet to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies.
The nations will likewise join the US in propelling a “Key Agenda for the Middle East”, according by the joint statement.
The leaders said they had “a similar outlook regarding the threats and opportunities in the region, just as a common duty to advancing solidness through conciliatory commitment, expanded monetary combination, and closer security”.
This story is originally posted on BBC News