Saudi Arabia and at least 4 other Arab countries will join the peace process

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Al Ain News
US President Donald Trump confirmed, Friday, that at least five other Arab countries want to establish peace relations with Israel.

Trump added, in a press statement, from the Oval Office, following the announcement of the peace agreement between Sudan and Israel: “I am sure that Saudi Arabia will soon join the ride of peace.”

The US President announced the agreement of Israel and Sudan to sign a peace agreement, indicating that within a few months, everyone will join the peace agreements with Israel.

On Friday, the United States, Sudan and Israel issued a joint statement on the “historic progress” of peace in the Middle East.

The statement said, “US President Donald Trump spoke with President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today to discuss the historical progress of Sudan and the opportunities to promote peace in the region.”

He added, “After decades of living under a brutal dictatorship, the people of Sudan have finally taken over. The Sudanese transitional government has shown its courage and commitment to fighting terrorism, building its democratic institutions, and improving its relations with its neighbors.”

He explained, “In light of this historical progress, and after President Trump’s decision to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism, the United States and Israel agreed to partner with Sudan in its new beginning and to ensure its full integration into the international community.”

Sudan has been subject to economic sanctions since 1993 due to its being placed on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The joint statement indicated that the United States will take steps to restore the sovereign immunity of Sudan and engage its international partners to reduce Sudan’s debt burden, including advancing discussions on debt forgiveness in line with the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.

He noted the commitment of the United States and Israel to work with their partners to support the people of Sudan in enhancing their democracy, improving food security, combating terrorism and extremism, and realizing their economic potential.

He stressed the leaders’ agreement to establish full relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of hostility between their two countries. In addition, the leaders agreed to initiate economic and trade relations, with an initial focus on agriculture, combating terrorism and extremism, and making use of their economic potential.

He continued, “The leaders agreed that delegations would meet in the coming weeks to negotiate cooperation agreements in these fields, as well as in the fields of agricultural technology, aviation, immigration issues and other areas for the benefit of the two peoples. The leaders also resolved to work together to build a better future and promote the cause of peace in the region.”

The statement indicated that this step would improve regional security and unlock new opportunities for the people of Sudan, Israel, the Middle East and Africa.

He also stressed that “this historic agreement is a testament to the bold approach and vision of the four leaders.”

According to the statement, “Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Hamdok expressed their appreciation to President Trump for his pragmatic and unique approach to ending old conflicts and building a future of peace and opportunities for all peoples of the region.”





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