UAE NEWS: UAE, US talks on promoting regional peace

Sheikh Abdullah emphasizes cooperation with the US at the end of a historic visit to Washington.

Dubai: UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has negotiated with US officials over a recently signed peace agreement with Israel to promote regional peace and stability.

Following a visit to Washington where he signed a historic agreement, Sheikh Abdullah met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior members of Congress.

A UAE official has stressed that the UAE agreement with Israel will further regional peace and stability by establishing a bridge and building new capacity for positive change in the Middle East, the WAM news agency reported on Thursday.

Sheikh Abdullah also discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and the US, reaffirming the shared commitment to work together in efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, promote peace and security in the Arabian Gulf, fight terrorism and prevent threats to regional stability, WAM added.

The UAE official presented a forum to Congress leaders and thanked them for their strong support for the UAE-Israeli deal, while also emphasizing the UAE’s long-term commitment to the Palestinian people.

He also stressed the importance of the decades-long relations of the UAE and the US, which he called the most important and beautiful relations of the UAE.

The UAE has been the largest exporter of American goods and services in the Middle East for more than a decade, according to Sheikh Abdullah.

On Tuesday, Sheikh Abdullah signed in Washington a landmark agreement with Israel at a ceremony held at the White House, an agreement that ushered in the Middle East into a new era.

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