Historic peace agreement between Israel, Bahrain
Bahrain has decided to formally resume relations with Israel at a ceremony scheduled to be held on Tuesday at the White House, where the UAE will also sign its agreement.
Washington: Israel and Bahrain have agreed on a landmark peace deal to fully restore diplomatic relations. US President Donald Trump gave this information in a tweet yesterday.
Bahrain, following in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with Israel. The US President said that Israel and Bahrain are establishing genuine diplomatic and trade relations.
Talking to reporters at the White House, he said they would exchange embassies and diplomats, initiate direct flights between the two countries and promote cooperation in various fields including education, health, trade, technology, security and agriculture.
Bahrain said in a joint statement that they have decided to formally restore relations with Israel at a ceremony at the White House next Tuesday, where the United Arab Emirates will also sign the agreement at the same ceremony.
According to the statement, Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump spoke on Friday before announcing new developments. Bahrain said that during the phone call, King emphasized the need for two-state solutions and access to comprehensive peace as a strategic option under international proposals.
A senior official in Bahrain’s capital Manama said the agreement would enhance security, peace, prosperity and stability. Israel has only two previous peace agreements.
Israel made only two peace agreements before this
Israel has previously signed only two peace agreements, one with Egypt in 1979 and one with Jordan in 1994. Trump hopes that this diplomatic victory will be a major milestone for him in the November 3 US presidential election.
Celebrating the deal at the White House, Donald Trump described the development as “very important” not only to the Middle East, but to the world, and said it was “very interesting” that it is taking place in the United States on September 11, 2001. this happened to be the occasion of the anniversary of the attacks.
He had said, ‘when I became president, the Middle East was in strange chaos. On the other hand in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the agreement. Before this, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to a historic peace agreement on 13 August.
A peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be signed at a White House event on 15 September. Mr.Trump has invited Bahrain to the event, which has been accepted. A peace deal between Israel and Bahrain will also be signed at the White House on 15 September.
It is notable that this is the fourth Israeli-Arab peace agreement since Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948. Israel had earlier signed peace agreements with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 and with the United Arab Emirates in August.