UAE confirms settlement with Israel on normalising relations

Dubai, August 13

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, stated on Thursday the UAE and Israel had agreed to work in the direction of establishing bilateral relations, and Israel had additionally agreed to halt additional annexation of Palestinian territories.

“During a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, an agreement was reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories. The UAE and Israel also agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship,” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed stated on Twitter.

A joint assertion issued by Israel, the UAE and the United States issued in Washington hailed the accord as a “historic diplomatic breakthrough” that will advance peace within the Middle East.

It stated the three nations had “agreed to the full normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”

Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates would meet in coming weeks to signal bilateral agreements on funding, tourism, direct flights, safety, telecommunications and different points, the assertion stated.

In Washington, senior White home officers stated that below the deal, Israel had agreed to droop making use of sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it had been discussing annexing. Reuters

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