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The day after the pact with Israel, the minister of the United Arab Emirates calls to inform Jaishankar about the peace pact | India News


NEW DELHI: UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday and briefed him on the historic peace agreement signed by the Gulf nation with Israel for the normalization of ties.
Shortly after the conversation, Jaishankar tweeted: “I deeply appreciate today’s call from WF HH Abdullah bin Zayed from the United Arab Emirates. The full normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel announced yesterday was discussed. ”
The Indian government has openly welcomed the agreement, saying: “India has consistently supported peace, stability and development in West Asia, which is its extended neighborhood. In that context, we welcome the full normalization of ties between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Both nations are key strategic partners of India. ”
The MEA spokesman was willing to say that welcoming the agreement would have no impact on “India’s traditional support for the Palestinian cause.” The spokesperson said: “We hope to see the prompt resumption of direct negotiations to find an acceptable two-state solution.”
Thursday’s historic agreement opens the door to the first major rapprochement between traditional adversaries in West Asia: Israel and the Arabs. The UAE is seen as a rising power in the Gulf and normalizing relations with Israel will give it an advantage in regional politics. Israel agreed to shelve its plan to annex the West Bank, which would have been deeply destabilizing for the region and a blow to plans to secure some kind of peace with the Palestinians.
With the UAE deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pocketing a clear diplomatic victory that would also have implications for Israeli domestic politics. The deal gives India a unique entry into regional stability: New Delhi’s views on the Gulf and West Asian security are largely compatible with Israel and the United Arab Emirates, even though India has a strategic relationship. close with Iran.

Times of India