‘We support science, art, medicine, and commerce to maximize human potential and bring nations closer together’
In a historic agreement, the United Arab Emirates signed a peace accord with the State of Israel at a ceremony at the White House on September 15.
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, signed the historic diplomatic peace accord with Israeli’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on behalf of UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In an event overseen by US President Donald Trump, the agreement was signed in the presence of around 700 guests from around the world.
The peace accord is the first time in decades that any Arab country has given diplomatic recognition to the Jewish State.
The Abraham Accords Declaration document states that the undersigned recognize the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom.
The declaration was signed by President Trump, Sheikh Abdullah, Bahraini Foreign Minister and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Full text of Abraham Accords Declaration:
‘We, the undersigned, recognize the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom.
We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity.
We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.
We seek tolerance and respect for every person in order to make this world a place where all can enjoy a life of dignity and hope, no matter their race, faith or ethnicity.
We support science, art, medicine, and commerce to inspire humankind, maximize human potential and bring nations closer together.
We seek to end radicalization and conflict to provide all children a better future.
We pursue a vision of peace, security, and prosperity in the Middle East and around the world.
In this spirit, we warmly welcome and are encouraged by the progress already made in establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and its neighbors in the region under the principles of the Abraham Accords. We are encouraged by the ongoing efforts to consolidate and expand such friendly relations based on shared interests and a shared commitment to a better future.’
The UAE delegation was represented by a number of senior government officials.
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