Abraham Agreement 2020

The agreement is called the « Abraham Agreement, » after the father of monotheistic religions founded in the Middle East – Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the agreement and said that the history and people of the Middle East were neither forgiven nor forgotten about what the United Arab Emirates was doing and that it was a violation of the 2002 Arab peace initiative. She called the uae`s behavior hypocritical and added that the Palestinians opposed the agreement. [80] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then said that Turkey was considering suspending or severing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates in retaliation and recalling its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. [80] On October 23, 2020, Sudan formally agreed to normalize relations with Israel and join the broader diplomatic shift in the Middle East[15] in an agreement negotiated by the United States and President Trump from the Oval Office. [16] Israeli and Sudanese leaders initially agreed to work towards normalization after a meeting in Uganda in February 2020 and to accelerate an agreement after the normalization announcements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. [17] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: « This is a new era. An era of true peace. A peace that extends with other Arab countries – three of them in recent weeks.

[14] The United States has expressed its readiness to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism (U.S. list) by removing simultaneous economic sanctions and agreeing to advance discussions on debt cancellation. [15] Sudan has denied any misconduct and has agreed to pay $335 million to victims of US terrorism as compensation. [15] In a tweet from his official Twitter account, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok thanked Mr. Trump for signing the executive order that removed his country from the list of sponsors of terrorism, but did not mention the agreement with Israel. [14] The agreement signed Tuesday by Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the southern lawn of the White House – an agreement known as the Abraham Agreement – is not a remote peace treaty, as President Donald Trump has touted. But this is a remarkable achievement – perhaps the beginning of geopolitical change in the Middle East – and Trump has played a facilitation role, in some ways central. Recognising the importance of a supportive legal framework for the movement of people and goods and for the promotion of an ongoing business-friendly environment between them, the parties strive to agree with each other the broadest possible level of legal cooperation, particularly with regard to mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters, in accordance with their national legislation. The government of Oman has publicly supported the agreement (which it described as « historic »).

[58] The Grand Mufti of Oman, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty. [59] Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi government, said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not allow for the normalization of relations with Israel. [60] The Parties recognize the importance of providing regular direct flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates for passengers and cargo as an essential means of developing and promoting their relations.