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India welcomes Israel-UAE ‘historic’ agreement

-by Sahithya S

India on Friday welcomed the announcement by Israel and the United Arab Emirates. A day earlier to normalise diplomatic ties .  And forge a broad new relationship.

Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said about India. It has consistently supported peace. Also stability and development in West Asia.

The deal is seen as brought together by US President Donald Trump. And under its terms. Israel has agreed to suspend its plans. This is the annexation of areas of the occupied West Bank.

After the announcement, the UAE said it would remain a strong supporter of the Palestinian people. They are those who want an independent state. In the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. It also said that the Israeli-UAE agreement maintained the viability. Of a two-state solution to the longstanding Israel-Palestinian conflict .But the Palestinians have rejected the agreement describing it as “betrayal” and “a sellout,” news reports said.

Israel had signed peace agreements with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. But the UAE, along with most other Arab nations, did not recognise Israel. And had no formal diplomatic or economic relations with it until now. It becomes the first Gulf Arab country. To reach such a deal with the Jewish state.

The Israel-UAE accord will allow the two countries. To chart a new path that will unlock the great potential in the region.

Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates. To meet in the coming weeks. This is to sign agreements. This is regarding investment, tourism. And direct flights, security, telecommunications and other issues.