US President Donald Trump announced what he described as a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the UAE that includes the normalization of the relations between the two countries.
Trump described the agreement in his tweet on his Twitter account as a “huge breakthrough.”
The American disclosure of the public and official normalization of relations between the two countries came to put an end to previous speculations about the existence of relations between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.
“HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” The US President said in a tweet.
The tweet was followed by a joint US, Israeli, and Emirati statement that revealed the signing of an agreement in Washington to direct bilateral relations between Israel and the UAE.
The statement was signed after joint talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the de facto ruler of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and US President Donald Trump.
Mohammed bin Zayed wrote on his Twitter account: “In my phone call today with the US President Trump and the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, it has been agreed to stop Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian territories. The UAE and Israel have also agreed to lay down a roadmap towards launching joint cooperation, leading to bilateral relations.