UK Prime minster has reacted to the news of Israel and the United Arab Emirates entering into a “historic peace agreement” that will establish full diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Boris Johnson while speaking on Thursday through his twitter page said that It was my profound hope that annexation did not go ahead in the West Bank and today’s agreement to suspend those plans is a welcome step on the road to a more peaceful Middle East.
In his words, Boris said – “The UAE and Israel’s decision to normalize relations is hugely good news. It was my profound hope that annexation did not go ahead in the West Bank and today’s agreement to suspend those plans is a welcome step on the road to a more peaceful Middle East.”
Also while speaking with the media from his Oval office, US President Trump also confirmed the new with the senior advisor Jared Kushner with him in his office.
A joint statement by Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed said they hope the “historic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East.”
“Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” Trump said from the Oval Office Thursday.
The Washington Post reported that the UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to achieve diplomatic ties with Israel, and the third Middle Eastern country to have done so, following Egypt and Jordan.
For the UAE, the agreement helps promote its reputation as a tolerant country despite being ruled by autocrats, and gives it more recognition amongst the Gulf Arab states, according to the Post.