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Sheikh Mohamed discusses UAE-Israel peace treaty with US Secretary of State Pompeo

Wam, Reuters/Abu Dhabi
Filed on August 26, 2020 | Last updated on August 26, 2020 at 06.29 am
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The pair's telephone call came as Pompeo arrived in Bahrain as part of a Middle East tour.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, discussed strategic relations between the two countries over a phone call on Tuesday.

Sheikh Mohamed and Pompeo also reviewed ways to enhance ties at all levels in the best interest of the two countries.

During the call, they tackled several regional and international issues of mutual interest, foremost of which is the peace treaty between the UAE and Israel and the prospects for strengthening it in a way that serves the foundations of peace and stability in the region.

Sheikh Mohamed and the US Secretary of State discussed the latest developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East regions, the two countries' efforts to jointly fight the Covid-19 outbreak and the most important steps to limit the repercussions of the pandemic.

Later on Tuesday, Pompeo arrived in Bahrain as part of a Middle East tour following the accord between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations.

A US.-brokered deal on normalising relations between Israel and the UAE was announced on August 13. Israel and the United States have said they are pushing more Arab countries to follow suit. Israel's intelligence minister has mentioned Bahrain as a possible candidate.

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