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Biden to Abu Dhabi crown prince: Israel-UAE normalization has ‘strategic importance’

US President Joe Biden speaks by phone with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed al Nahyan, in first call with the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates since taking office.

Biden hailed the Trump-era peace agreement between Israel and the UAE, according to a White House statement,

“They discussed regional and global challenges, including Afghanistan, the nuclear and regional dimensions of the threat posed by Iran, as well as the common quest for de-escalation and peace in the Middle Peace. In that regard, the president underlined the strategic importance of the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. He expressed his full support for strengthening and expanding these arrangements,” the statement says.

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