On Friday, the EU executive accepted the deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic relations, adding that both countries will benefit and seek to foster peace in the Middle East.
EU encourages the deal
“It is critical for both [countries] and regional stability,” a spokeswoman for the European Commission told a briefing about the report.
“Both parties are our allies. Of course we are going to a two-state solution. And we are obviously preparing to try to restore talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
Head of EU foreign policy Josep Borrell has tweeted. “The cessation of expansion is a promising development, proposals will now not be here entirely”.
Within the deal, which was supported by U.S. President Donald Trump, Israel decided to postpone its intention to expand jurisdiction to areas of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley. This also sets up opposition to international power Iran, which the UAE, Israel and the U.S. see as the greatest threat to the Middle East, which is in turmoil.
The global reaction is good
The deal makes the UAE the first Persian Gulf state to establish formal diplomatic ties with Israel and the third Arab country overall, after Egypt and Jordan, to normalize relations with the middle east state.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates on Friday described the reactions from major global capitals to its deal with Israel as “encouraging.”
Anwar Gargash said in a tweet that the resolution resolved the possibility of further occupation of Palestinian territory. It had damaged hopes of a two-state settlement.
US President Donald Trump, who also helped negotiate the agreement. He has praised the contract as a major breakthrough.
“Enormous achievement today! Historical peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, our two Wonderful allies, “Trump posted on Twitter.