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Netanyahu to attend Israel-UAE peace deal signing in Washington

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared his plans to attend the signing of the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Washington next week.

“I am proud to travel to Washington next week, at the invitation of (U.S.) President (Donald) Trump, and to attend the historic ceremony at the White House to form the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” Netanyahu said in a statement on Tuesday.

The deal is scheduled to be signed on September 15 by Israeli and UAE delegations at the White House. The UAE delegation is slated to be led by Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

Israeli and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) had announced normalization of relations between these two countries on Aug. 13. The UAE is only the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel,
after Egypt and Jordan.

Due to the normalisation of ties between the two countries Israel’s flag carrier El Al has conducted its first commercial flight between the two nations, direct telephone links have been established, and discussions on cooperation in numerous areas have been launched.

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