Israel, UAE to sign deal at White House next week

09 Sept 2020

Israel, UAE to sign deal at White House next week

On September 15 the White House will host a signing ceremony between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to document a new normalization deal between the two Middle Eastern countries, according to reports by officials.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of the UAE crown prince will lead senior delegations from both countries.

Mr. Netanyahu tweeted it was proud moment for him to leave for Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and to take part in the historic ceremony at the White House to sign the deal with the UAE.

On August 13 the agreement to establish full diplomatic relations was announced just a month after the ceremony will come.

The initial Israel-UAE normalisation deal announcement was followed by the first direct commercial flight between the countries, the establishment of telephone links.

But Netanyahu insisted the pause was temporary and Abu Dhabi is also hopeful regarding the deal that it will allow to buy advanced American weaponry.