Oct 16, 2020
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Israeli Parliament approves peace agreement with UAE

The Israeli parliament has approved the agreement signed in September in Washington to normalize relations between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israeli radio station Kan reports.

According to the radio station, 80 out of 120 members of the unicameral parliament supported the peace agreement with the UAE, only 13 parliamentarians were against it. The government of the country will have to finally ratify the document.

According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who previously submitted this document to the Israeli government, the agreement with the UAE "has its own peculiarities." He noted that there are no territorial concessions from the Israeli side, and there are economic agreements with huge potential for Israel. The Israeli prime minister also called this agreement "friendly, warm".

We will remind, the Cabinet of Ministers of Israel on October 12 unanimously approved the agreement on the normalization of relations between the country and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to that, in September at the White House, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain signed agreements to normalize relations. American leader Donald Trump called these events a "historic breakthrough."

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