Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto would be the solely EU diplomatic chief to attend the signing ceremony for the Israel-United Arab Emirates (UAE) formalisation of relations, set to be held on Tuesday in Washington.
“At the invitation of US President Donald Trump, as the only European Union minister, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto will also attend … the signing ceremony in the White House on Tuesday,” his spokesperson, Mate Paczolay informed Hungarian information company MTI on Sunday, Reuters reported.
Szijjarto may also maintain talks with Trump’s son-in-law and chief adviser, Jared Kushner, the spokesperson added.
“Hungary continues to help efforts for peace within the Middle East, and we proceed to face up in worldwide organizations for a good judgement of the international locations of the area.
Historical settlement on the normalisation of diplomatic relations can be signed in Washington on Tuesday within the White House backyard,” Szijjarto wrote on Facebook over the weekend.
“It is an honor that according to the invitation received last night, they expect the representation of Hungary at foreign minister level,” he added.
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned the signing can be greater than a proper recognition of ties with UAE, labelling the deal as a peace treaty.
“This is a tremendous turning point in the history of Israel and the Middle East. It will have a great and positive influence on all citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu mentioned.
Last week, Bahrain additionally adopted UAE’s move, making the Gulf Kingdom the fourth Arab nation to proceed with the popularity. The nation is predicted to signal a declaration of intent to make peace with Israel, as there was not sufficient time to arrange a full settlement since its intention was introduced.
Europe’s high diplomat, Josep Borrell has welcomed the institution of diplomatic relations between the 2 international locations, citing that it represents “a positive contribution to peace and stability in the Middle East.”
He harassed, nonetheless that “a comprehensive settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict requires a regional inclusive approach and engagement with both parties,” because the settlement was one other step in isolating Palestinians.