Kuwait`s long-standing position on this  became clear after the announcement.  On the day of the announcement, a joint statement was made by seven movements in the Assembly, including liberals, Shiites, Islamists and Arabists, who condemned the treaty.  41 deputies (out of 50) signed a letter against normalization on the day of the parliament`s re-election and a stand was set up in front of the Palestinian embassy in Kuwait City.  Several NGOs have also made similar statements.  ANNEX In accordance with Article 5 of the Treaty on Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, the Parties conclude bilateral agreements in areas of mutual interest which they have approved by the following provisions. These provisions shall be annexed to the Treaty and shall form an integral part of the Treaty. “Economic cooperation in the financial and financial fields will be implemented after the signing of today`s agreement for the promotion and protection of investments. After Netanyahu`s speech, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement on investment promotion and protection, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in science and innovation, an agreement on air services and a visa waiver agreement. The treaty will be signed at high-level meetings and a ceremony in Tel Aviv, which will be attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and two senior UAE ministers, who are part of the first high-level Delegation from the Gulf state to visit Israel. At a ceremony at the White House on September 15 on September 27, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed agreements establishing comprehensive diplomatic, cultural and trade relations with Israel.
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation. Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid hailed the deal as an “important step” for normalization with the UAE and said it showed that mutual agreements are the way forward for Israel`s relations with other nations rather than unilateral measures like annexation. Israeli Labor Party leader Amir Peretz also shared his views and said Israel`s development and security smile in such deals. He hoped for a similar deal with the Palestinians.  President Trump said the agreements to normalize relations marked “the beginning of a new Middle East,” but some analysts said his claims were exaggerated. As early as 1971, when the UAE became an independent country, the UAE`s first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, designated Israel as the “enemy.”  The UAE and the US have had a strategic relationship since the 1990 Gulf War and followed the September 11 attacks to become a significant US Air Force presence at Al Dhafra Air Base.  In November 2015, Israel announced the opening of a diplomatic office in the United Arab Emirates, which would be the first time in more than a decade that Israel has had an official presence in the Persian Gulf.  In the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Oman publicly welcomed the Abraham Agreement.
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