The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have marked a memorable deal with Israel, turning into the primary Gulf States to officially settle relations, in a move which drastically re-shapes political direction in the region.
US President Donald Trump hosted the deal ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, capping several fraught few weeks since UAE and Bahrain first agreed to forge diplomatic relations with Israel despite no formal resolution to the 70-year-old Israel-Palestinian conflict.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history, Together these agreements will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region,” Trump said at the ceremony.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the day as a “pivot of history, a new dawn of peace.”
Bahrain’s foreign minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meanwhile, called the deal “an important first step” and “just, comprehensive and enduring two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.
“For too long, the Middle East has been set back by conflict and mistrust, causing untold destruction and thwarting the potential of generations of our best and brightest. Now, I’m convinced. We have the opportunity to change that.” Said Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s foreign minister.
The written agreement is about how these three nations will open government offices and set up other new strategic and economic ties, including tourism, technology, and energy. Israel and the Emirates are starting business air travel between their nations just because, and Bahrain has opened its airspace for those flights.
Palestinian leaders have over and over requested that Arab nations retain building up attaches with Israel until a common harmony is reached among Israel and the Palestinians. However, the Trump organization’s push to achieve that deal has not successfully progressed, and it has turned its focus to bringing Arab states into closer relations with Israel.