Israel And Uae Sign Peace Agreement

Belgian Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin said he welcomed the agreement as a step towards a peaceful Middle East and added that the suspension of annexation plans should be continued with the two-state solution. [110] Josep Borrell, the Union`s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, welcomed the agreement as beneficial to both nations and as important for stability in the Middle East. He also said that the suspension of annexation plans was positive and that the European Union hoped for a two-state solution. [111] Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Seride hailed the agreement as a positive development and said Norway welcomed any measures that led to peace in the Middle East. [112] In the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Oman have publicly welcomed the Abraham Agreement. Saudi Arabia has said nothing, although analysts strongly speculate that this non-reaction is a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman supports the deal, but that it is limited because his father, the king, opposes normalization with Israel. Iran, Qatar and Turkey have criticized the deal, with the latter threatening to withdraw their ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Civil society organizations across the region remain strongly opposed to normalizing relations with Israel. These include Gulf groups that have been particularly opposed to the Israeli-Emirati agreement. India welcomed the agreement and said that the two nations were its allies and that it had always supported peace and prosperity in West Asia.

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had previously said that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had called him to discuss the agreement. [125] On 16 August 2020, the Financial Times wrote that instead of bringing about peace, the agreement will exacerbate the Palestinians` sense of despair and create more problems in the future, as the Israeli and American authorities „have shown no interest in a fair solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“ [165] Four versions of the agreements were signed, one in English, one in Hebrew and two in Arabic. Convinced that the development of friendly relations is in line with the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and that challenges can only be effectively resolved through cooperation and not through conflict; 2. General Principles: Relations between the contracting parties are guided by the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and by the principle of international law governing relations between states. In particular, they recognize the sovereignty and right of the other to live in peace and security, develop friendly relations between them and their peoples and resolve all disputes between them by peaceful means. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and called it treason against Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians. [63] The Palestinian Authority (PNA) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. [64] [65] Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the agreement, which Reuters called a „rare manifestation of unity.“ [66] The Tunisian People`s Representatives` Assembly criticized the agreement and said it was in solidarity with the Palestinian cause. [99] Many people protested outside the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tunis, people burned Israeli flags and photos of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while supporting the Palestinian cause for independence.

[100] Tunisian President Kais Saied then said that Tunisia was not interfering in the agreement and would not oppose, but would support the Palestinians. [101] Despite the lack of official reaction, the hashtag „Normalization is a betrayal“ began to enter the trend after the announcement, especially among young Saudi activists. [45] On 19 August, Saudi Foreign Minister Fayçal bin Farhan Al Saud said that the agreement could be considered positive, but that his country would not be able to normalize its relations