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UAE, Bahrain FMs Arrive in Washington to Sign Peace Deal with Israel

UAE, Bahrain FMs Arrive in Washington to Sign Peace Deal with Israel

Monday, 14 September, 2020 - 10:30
The national flags of (L-R) Bahrain, Israel, the UAE and the United States are flown along a road in Israeli resort city of Netanya. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, arrived in Washington on Monday at the head of an official delegation to take part in the signing ceremony of a historic peace deal with Israel.


Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Latif al-Zayani also arrived in the American capital to sign his country’s agreement with Israel.


Both ceremonies will be held at the White House on Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend.


US President Donald Trump and senior American administration officials will preside over the ceremonies.


Trump had declared on Friday that Bahrain and Israel had reached an agreement to normalize relations, following the UAE, which struck a similar deal in August.


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