Trump gradually re-established relations with another Arab country, Israel

Friday, December 11, 2020

 Trump gradually re-established relations with another Arab country, Israel

  • After the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, another Arab country has agreed to restore relations with Israel.
  • US President Donald Trump made the announcement again on Twitter, saying that the African Arab country of Morocco has expressed readiness to fully restore relations with Israel.

  • The US president called it a historic development and said it was crucial to peace in the Middle East.
  • In return for the deal, the United States has acknowledged Morocco's claim to the Western Sahara region, where the separatist armed group is fighting for a separate state with the help of Algeria.
  • Trump finalized the deal with Morocco's King Mohammed VI by telephone. 
  • Agreement: Under which Morocco will establish full diplomatic relations with Israel and restore official contacts. This will allow Israel to use its airspace and allow all Israelis to board flights.
  • Jared Kishner, a senior White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law, said the two countries would open liaison offices in Tel Aviv and Rabat, but that the process of setting up embassies could begin and that co-operation between Israeli and Moroccan companies would be established.
  • According to the Moroccan royal court, the United States will also open a consulate in the Western Sahara under the agreement.
  • The United States has acknowledged Morocco's claim to Western Sahara, saying "the United States believes that the establishment of an independent state in the Sahara is not a viable option for resolving the conflict and that real sovereignty under Moroccan rule is the only viable solution." We urge all parties to the conflict to resume negotiations for a lasting solution, with Morocco's sovereignty in mind. "
  • The number of Arab states recognizing Israel now stands at six. Earlier, Egypt and Jordan recognized Israel in 1979 and 1994, while Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan have recently recognized Israel.


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