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Emirates claims its rapprochement with Israel will save the Middle East peace plan

August 20, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have defended their agreement to normalize their bilateral relations with Israel in return for the Jewish state suspending its plans to annex the West Bank settlements, claiming that it will save the Middle East peace plan to have .

“We have preserved the viability of the Arab peace initiative in many ways by suspending its annexation by Israel,” said UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, in a telephone interview with Bloomberg news agency.

For the Ambassador of the Emirates, “the suspension of the annexation is the most important point to consider” because “it creates a space for the Israelis and Palestinians to hold significant negotiations”.

Emirates claims its rapprochement with Israel will save the Middle East peace planEmirates claims its rapprochement with Israel will save the Middle East peace plan

“We managed to create a window of opportunity for negotiations, but the ones who have to reach a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians are the Israelis and Palestinians,” he said.

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