Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 06:59 GMT
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 06:59 GMT
CAIRO – 11 September 2020: The United States President Donald Trump announced, Friday signing new agreement of normalization between Bahrein and Israel, few days following the announcement of the United Arab Emirates peace deal announcement as well.
“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!” Trump wrote on twitter.
Trump also posted a tripartite statement between the U.S., Bahrein And Israel announcing the agreement. "This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East" that will "increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region", the statement read.
Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel pic.twitter.com/xMquRkGtpM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020
According to Bahrein news agency, Bahrein King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa was invited by President Trump in a phone call to witness UAE-Israeli peace deal signing ceremony in the White House on September 15.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi welcomed in a tweet the “Bahrain- Israel| peace agreement, saying it’s a “step towards establishing stability, peace in the Middle East”.
“I have followed with great interest the tripartite statement issued by the United States of America, Bahrain and Israel regarding consensus on establishing diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel. And as I value this important step towards establishing stability, peace in the Middle East, in a way that achieves a just and permanent settlement of the Palestinian cause; I thank all those responsible for implementing this historical step”, Sisi wrote.
تابعت باهتمام بالغ البيان الثلاثي الصادر من الولايات المتحدة الامريكية و البحرين و إسرائيل بشأن التوافق حول اقامة علاقات دبلوماسية بين مملكة البحرين و إسرائيل.— Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) September 11, 2020
Brokered by the United States of America, both the United Arab of Emirates and Israel reached an agreement of normalization earlier in August, in return for putting an end to the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, to be the first Gulf State country that normalizes relations with Israel.
The announcement of the agreement came during a phone call between Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“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 today’s historic achievement,” a joint statement read.
The agreement of normalization includes having “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,” the statement added, noting that delegations of three countries would met next weeks to sign the agreement.
“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,” the statement continued.