Israel signs accords with UAE, Bahrain

(VOVWORLD) - Israel formally signed historic deals Tuesday to normalize diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain at a White House ceremony presided over by US President Donald Trump.
Israel signs accords with UAE, Bahrain - ảnh 1 Bahrani Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan at the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords at the White House on September,15, 2020 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed the accords with the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain. In addition to the two bilateral agreements, all three signed a trilateral document. 

This is a major step toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds will live together in peace and prosperity, Trump said, addressing hundreds of guests assembled for the event. 
The accords are the first such agreements between Israel and an Arab state since 1994, when Israel established diplomatic relations with Jordan. The exchange for the Emirates’ agreement to normalize relations, Israel agreed to delay plans to annex portions of the West Bank. 

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