The signing ceremony will be presided by US President Donald Trump.
The UAE and Israel will sign a historic peace deal, also known as the Abraham Accord, at the White House tonight.
The UAE delegation led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has arrived at the White House to sign the US-brokered accord.
“Peace is something we should do with a lot of excitement and hope. Today is one of those days. The UAE is so delighted and privileged in playing the role for peace, not only for us, but for the whole region,” Sheikh Abdullah said in a video tweet.
Before heading to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted, “On my way to make peace for peace, peace from strength.” The prime minister added that is an “exciting and historic day for Israel”.
The signing ceremony will be presided by US President Donald Trump, who earlier hailed the deal as “a significant step towards building a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous Middle East”.
The US-brokered deal will see the UAE and Israel normalise ties with the latter suspending annexation of Palestinian territories.
According to a joint statement released by the two countries about the Abraham Accord, the UAE and Israel will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and will sign bilateral agreements on investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment and other areas of mutual benefit.
“This is a unique moment in our history and charts a new course forward of opportunity, hope, and prosperity for our region and for the youth who are looking for a message and symbolism that change is possible when wisdom and leadership prevail,” said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN.
“That is the message my country brings to the United States today, and in my work in the United Nations I will build on that message of opportunity and hope that peace in the Middle East is possible,” she tweeted.
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