ABU DHABI: 4 months after it signed a normalisation cope with the Jewish State, the United Arab Emirates gave approval for an embassy to be despatched up in Israel.
“The government approves the creation of the embassy of the United Arab Emirates to Tel Aviv, in the state of Israel,” it introduced on Twitter.
The UAE, together with Bahrain, signed a US-brokered deal in September to normalise relations with the Jewish state.
The agreements, referred to as the “Abraham Accords”, shattered a longstanding Arab consensus that there must be no normalisation with Israel till it reaches a complete peace cope with the Palestinians.
The Palestinians condemned the agreements as a “stab in the back”.
Earlier this month, Sudan additionally signed the accords, changing into the third Arab nation to take action and the fourth to normalise diplomatic relations with the Jewish state in as many months.
Morocco additionally normalised ties with Israel in December, in a diplomatic quid professional quo that noticed Washington again Moroccan rule over the disputed Western Sahara area.
Till final yr, solely Egypt, in 1979, and Jordan, in 1994, had normalised ties with Israel.
Pakistan’s stance on ties with Israel
In December, following Minister for International Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s go to to the UAE, he stated the Emirati management apprised him of their place throughout his go to.
He stated he in flip apprised the Emirati management of Pakistan’s place on Israel and burdened that Islamabad won’t recognise Tel Aviv till the Palestine subject is resolved.
Qureshi denied any stress on Pakistan to recognise Israel.