France on Thursday welcomed the Israeli-UAE settlement on normalising relations and deemed Israel’s determination on suspending the annexation of the Palestinian territories as a “optimistic step”.
“France welcomes the announcement of normalizing the relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, that are essential regional companions for us. The choice made amid this context by the Israeli authorities on suspending the annexation of the Palestinian territories is a optimistic step, which should change into a remaining measure,” French International Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated on late Thursday.
The minister expressed hope that the Israeli-UAE settlement would additionally increase the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on a two-state answer, which is “the one technique to attain honest and secure peace within the area.”
On Thursday, Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise their relations, and an settlement on the mutual institution of embassies is anticipated to comply with within the coming three weeks. In trade, Israel stated it could halt its plans to formally annex elements of the West Financial institution.
Each ruling Palestinian actions, Fatah and Hamas, have already denounced the settlement. (Sputnik/ANI)