Canada welcomes bilateral agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates


August 13, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada welcomes the announcement made today by Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States that Israel and the UAE will begin normalizing relations. We see this as a historic and positive step toward peace and security in the region. 

“We are also pleased that the Israeli government has announced its decision to suspend the annexation of parts of the West Bank. As a friend and ally of Israel and a friend to the Palestinian people, Canada remains strongly committed to a two-state solution, including the creation of a Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with Israel, and a comprehensive, just and lasting peace.

“Canada will continue to work toward facilitating peace in the Middle East and upholding the rules-based international order.”


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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