Israel signs agreement with UAE, Bahrain at White House
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have become the third and fourth Arab countries respectively to recognise Israel after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
Washington: Israel has entered into an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain at the White House to normalise diplomatic relations.
The agreement was signed at the presence of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayan.
US President Donald Trump led a conference at the White House on Tuesday, where, within less than a month, both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had announced to resume relations with Israel.
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have become the third and fourth Arab countries to recognise Israel, respectively. Egypt 1979 and Jordan in 1994 restored relations with Israel.
During a meeting with Netanyahu in the Oval Office before the conference, Trump said that five to six more countries would join us soon, though he did not specify the names of those countries.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have never been at war with Israel and both Arab countries have had unofficial relations with Israel for years. Netanyahu said that Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain want to invest in the future with partnership, prosperity and peace.