Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a full normalization of diplomatic relations. Both countries reached a historic peace deal on Thursday. US President Donald Trump helped in this deal as a broker.
HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
The agreement took place on a phone call on Thursday between US president Donald Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan, who said in a statement “historic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today by telephone with US President Donald Trump and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. pic.twitter.com/hjxwciV0j3— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 13, 2020
Israel agreed to stop annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank and Both countries will establish bilateral relationship.
Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements on investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecoms, energy, healthcare, culture, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.
“The United Arab Emirates and Israel will immediately expand and accelerate cooperation regarding the treatment of and the development of a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Working together, these efforts will help save Muslim, Jewish, and Christian lives throughout the region,” The White House said in a statement.
US President Donald Trump informed about this historic agreement on his twitter handle.
Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
In response to President Trump’s announcement, Mr Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew: “Historic day.”
יום היסטורי 🇮🇱 https://t.co/4mD6DzoTvE— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) August 13, 2020
Until now Israel has had no diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab countries.