UAE signs historic peace accord with Israel

Eudore R. Chand

WASHINGTON 16 September 2020: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday signed an historic peace accord with the State of Israel.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed a peace accord with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on behalf of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

At this historic event, around 700 guests from around the world attended the signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, said official news agency Wam.

The UAE delegation was represented by a number of senior government officials, which included Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US; Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, Commissioner of Customs and Chairman of the Federal Customs Authority, FCA; Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York; Hend Al-Otaiba Director of Strategic Communications at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Abdullah bin Zayed meets with US President

Earlier, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed met with US President Donald Trump yesterday at The White House in advance of the historic signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord.

Both officials discussed how the accord will advance regional peace and stability by halting annexation and creating new energy for positive change across the Middle East.

Furthermore, the meeting highlighted the bilateral relations between the UAE and the US, underscoring both countries’ shared commitments to promote peace, security and prosperity in the region and countering extremism.

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