The leaders of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and Israel signed an agreement in Washington yesterday, on 15 September 2020, formalising the countries’ commitment to normalise diplomatic relations. The Kingdom of Bahrain also signed a separate agreement with Israel at the same ceremony. All four countries, including the USA, signed a common agreement. The suite of agreements are known as the Abraham Accords.
The respective inter-state agreements were signed by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In this briefing, we take a closer look at the Abraham Accords and note diplomatic relations already underway.
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