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Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel peace accord

13 Sep 2020

The sultanate has welcomed the tripartite declaration on Bahrain-Israel relations. 

A ‘peace deal’ was announced on Friday between Israel and Bahrain, which became the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in just the last few weeks. 

A joint US-Israel-Bahrain statement said there would be “full diplomatic relations”.

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump announced the breakthrough on the weekend.

In a statement, Oman said: ‘The sultanate welcomes the initiative undertaken by the Kingdom of Bahrain, as part of the kingdom’s sovereign rights, in view of the joint tripartite declaration on relations with Israel. The sultanate hopes that this new strategic approach espoused by a few Arab countries will be a practical step towards establishing peace based on the termination of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the setting up of an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. 

‘This embodies the two-state solution as stipulated by UN charters and Arab decisions and, at the same time, reflects the expectations and demands of all Arab countries and peace-loving people aspiring for fair, final and comprehensive peace in the Middle East and the world at large.’

 

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