Skip to comments.Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates
Posted on 08/13/2020 8:19:11 AM PDT by Jim W N
ABU DHABI, 13th August, 2020 (WAM) -- President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, spoke today and agreed to the full normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
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. All three countries face many common challenges and will mutually benefit from todays historic achievement.
Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit. Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East's most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations.
As a result of this diplomatic breakthrough and at the request of President Trump with the support of the United Arab Emirates, Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the Presidents Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world. 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 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.
This normalisation of relations and peaceful diplomacy will bring together two of Americas most reliable and capable regional partners. Israel and the United Arab Emirates will join with the United States to launch a Strategic Agenda for the Middle East to expand diplomatic, trade, and security cooperation. Along with the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates share a similar outlook regarding the threats and opportunities in the region, as well as a shared commitment to promoting stability through diplomatic engagement, increased economic integration, and closer security coordination. Todays agreement will lead to better lives for the peoples of the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the region.
The United States and Israel recall with gratitude the appearance of the United Arab Emirates at the White House reception held on January 28, 2020, at which President Trump presented his Vision for Peace, and express their appreciation for United Arab Emirates related supportive statements. The parties will continue their efforts in this regard to achieve a just, comprehensive and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As set forth in the Vision for Peace, all Muslims who come in peace may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalems other holy sites should remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan express their deep appreciation to President Trump for his dedication to peace in the region and to the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to achieve it.
There’s a better source for the same thing that was posted seconds before this one so maybe take this off breaking news.
Interesting...amazing,in fact.I wonder if Saudi,Kuwait,etc will follow suit.
The Strait of Hormuz should be better defensible with this agreement, though Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan may not be. I pray this leads to greater peace in the region.
It’s not a race.
Does anyone really beleive that this treaty reflects any core change in attitudes among the Arabs? This has more to do with a need to cooperate against their common enemy Iran than any fundamental change. Israeli F-35s could make good use of airfields in the UAE.
This should be at the top of every masthead of every newspaper in America. This is a Nobel Peace Prize truly earned. Congratulations, Mr. President. #Israel #UnitedArabEmirates #PeaceDeal https://t.co/fUvuDCM92R— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 13, 2020
Having worked with the UAE recently for a three year period in aerospace, I can tell you they are very pragmatic. Different than the Saudi’s
The other is a better source.
They always take down my posts from Breaking News. Surprisingly, this one has stayed up longer than I thought it would.
But aren’t they Islamists like all of the Arab countries who adhere to the Quoran and Sharia law?
Even CNN had to cover the Oval Office announcement.
The agreement says Israel had to give up territory to get this agreement AS ALWAYS. What territory?
Whats the benefit to Israel?
Im going with this thread. Yours has the better headline. And it has more replies.
Dubai’s airport is already an airline hub for the Middle East. This move will only enhance their status as such.
They all want to thwart Iran. It’s not about territory.
Yes, very much so but they are pragmatic too. They realize the US is a better friend than Iran and respect Americans. Will that be the case in the future? Pragmatic as I said.
Well, it is about territory since according to the agreement, Israel cannot claim anymore land it believes belongs to them.
“Trust but verify...”
...and watch that UAE knife aimed at Israel’s back...
That’s not giving up territory already held.
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