Washington:- The UAE and Bahrain are going to sign the historic peace agreement with Israel today. US President Donald Trump is hosting the ceremony at the Washington-based White House. It is said that Yemen may also be involved in the agreement. However, it has not yet been officially confirmed. President Trump is propagating the deal as the biggest diplomatic victory in the election season.
Netanyahu, Nahyan and Khalifa arrive in U.S.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE’s Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain’s Shah Hamad bin Al Khalifa have reached the United States to join the meeting. Last week, Trump declared that Bahrain has also reached an agreement with Israel to normalize relations. The US president said that the event will usher in a new era towards peace in the region.
Signatures from both countries to be separately
A day before the historic agreement, a senior Trump administration official told reporters that representatives of UAE and Israel and representatives of Bahrain and Israel will sign their documents. The President’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has played an important role in making this historic agreement. After talking on the phone to the leaders of UAE and Bahrain, Trump himself has announced both agreements.
Israel and UAE agreement announced on August 13
The Israeli-UAE agreement was announced on August 13 while the Israeli-Bahrain agreement was announced last week. According to a senior administration official, the brother of UAE’s Wali Ahad (successor) and the country’s foreign minister will participate in the programme. Bahrain will be represented by the external affairs Minister. The agreement is named after the Abraham (or Abraham) Treaty. A few hundred people can participate in the signing ceremony of the agreement.
Mike Pompeo explains the remarkable achievement
This is a remarkable achievement, “said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He said President Trump’s administration has set the situation for peace in West Asia. This is real progress. Tomorrow, representatives from Israel, Bahrain, and UAE will be in Washington and sign an agreement to normalize relations. Pompeo said he joined hands and now has many more partners in his field. All those countries, all gulf countries, are really assuming the threat of the Islamic Republic of Iran and they are now working together, building security and economic relations. It will really stabilize West Asia.
Tonight we're celebrating #PeaceInTheMiddleEast!
I’m certain that the agreements with the #UAE and #Bahrain will have a positive impact on our region for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/zlMTQsgZhw
— Mayor of Tel Aviv (@MayorOfTelAviv) September 15, 2020