Israel signs normalization deals with UAE and Bahrain





Washington (dpa) - Israel signed normalization agreements with two Arab states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in an event on the South Lawn of the White House with US President Donald Trump.



The agreements were singed in triplicate - in Arabic, English and Hebrew - first by the UAE and Israel and then by Bahrain and Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the UAE and Bahraini foreign ministers, Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, represented their countries at the ceremony.
The three countries and the US also formally signed the so-called Abraham Accords, a four-way agreement between the states that sees the Arab nations and the Jewish State normalize ties.
The accords are also meant to be a blueprint for further states to agree to normalize ties with Israel.
The event is the first such normalization of ties between major Arab nations and Israel in more than a quarter-century. Egypt and Jordan maintain full relations with Israel.

 


Tuesday, September 15th 2020
(dpa)
           


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