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Washington, Aug 13 (Canadian-Media): A surprise announcement was made by US President Donald Trump on Thursday at the White House stating that a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had been reached, which would facilitate the way for truce in the Middle East.
Donald Trump. Image credit: Official
In a tweet, Trump said: "HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!"
Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said in a joint statement that they interacted on Thursday "and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates."
Israeli and UAE delegations are scheduled to meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security and the establishment of reciprocal embassies, the statement said.
"At the request of President Trump with the support of the United Arab Emirates, Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the President's Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world," it said.
"The United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are confident that additional diplomatic breakthroughs with other nations are possible, and will work together to achieve this goal," the statement added.
The “vigorous diplomatic outreach” by the president, Israel and the UAE was hailed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“The United States congratulates Israel and the Emirates for this remarkable achievement, which is a significant step forward for peace in the Middle East. Blessed are the peacemakers. Mabruk and Mazal Tov,” he added.