On August, 20, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted a conversation featuring UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. One week after the UAE-US-Israeli joint statement announcing that the UAE and Israel have normalized relations, Dr. Gargash discussed how the two countries reached this historic agreement and explore the deal’s regional implications.
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If you missed it, you can read a recap or the transcript of the event, or watch the video.
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H.E. Anwar Gargash
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Stephen J. Hadley
Former US National Security Advisor
Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council
Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council
Transcript Aug 20, 2020
Transcript: A Conversation with H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
By Atlantic Council
One week after the UAE-US-Israeli joint statement announcing that the UAE and Israel have normalized relations, H.E. Anwar Gargash discusses how the two countries reached this historic agreement and explore the deal’s regional implications.
New Atlanticist Aug 20, 2020
UAE Foreign Minister: Deal with Israel was made to save the two-state solution
By David A. Wemer
The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was just “a matter of time,” according to UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, but the UAE finally struck the deal in return for the suspension of the Israeli government’s annexation plans, he said.
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