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Israeli PM hails Abraham Accords on 1st anniversary

18 Sep 2021, 02:55 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett marked the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords on Friday, hailing the deals as "a new chapter in the history of peace in the Middle East."

The prime minister said that the U.S.-brokered deals, through which Israel normalized its ties with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco, respectively in 2020, were "unprecedented," according to a statement issued by his office.

Bennett, who succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu in June, noted the new government under his leadership "will continue to implement the agreements while striving for a stable, secure and prosperous Middle East."

"Israel welcomes the signing of the strategic agreements," he said, adding that the ties with Israel's new allies "are already bearing many fruits."

Since the deals were signed in 2020, Israel and the three countries have opened embassies, launched direct flights, and boosted economic ties.

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