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French President Macron hails 'courageous' UAE-Israel peace treaty

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Filed on August 15, 2020
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(Reuters)

Macron commends UAE for desire to contribute to just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Friday the decision by the UAE to normalise ties with Israel.

"I hail the courageous decision by the United Arab Emirates and its desire to contribute the establishment of a just and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians," Macron tweeted.

On Thursday, Israel and the UAE announced they had agreed to normalise their relations, in only the third such accord Israel has struck with an Arab country.

The deal sees Israel pledge to suspend its planned annexation of Palestinian lands, a concession welcomed by European and some pro-Western Arab governments as a boost for hopes of peace.





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