US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Abu Dhabi to build on Abraham Accords' momentum

The UAE agreed to normalise relations with Israel in a historic agreement in August

  
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo elbow-bumps Shihab al-Faheem, chief of protocol with the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as he and his wife Susan step off a plane at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 20, 2020. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo elbow-bumps Shihab al-Faheem, chief of protocol with the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as he and his wife Susan step off a plane at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 20, 2020. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Abu Dhabi on Friday as part of his tour of the Middle East.

Pompeo said he looked forward to building on the “positive momentum” made from the Abraham Accords.

“We have made significant progress in advancing peace and security in the Middle East,” Pompeo tweeted.

The UAE agreed to normalise relations with Israel in a historic agreement in August. Bahrain and Sudan followed suit soon afterwards.

Prior to these historic agreements, Egypt and Jordan were the only two Arab countries that had formal diplomatic relations with Israel

Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit a West Bank Jewish settlement and the disputed Golan Heights.

 

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