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SZIJJÁRTÓ: 'TRUST IN TRUMP IF YOU WANT PEACE'

 

The Abraham Accords have resurrected hopes of peace in the Middle East, “yet more proof” that people who seek peace can put their trust in Donald Trump, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Facebook on Tuesday. Szijjártó noted that he had been the only European foreign minister in the White House garden on September 15, 2020 when Israel’s prime minister “and two of my friends, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani of Bahrain, signed the agreement on normalising their relations”. He said that whereas the accords had inspired general doubts and reservations at the time, experience had since showed that they worked, noting that Israel opened its embassy in Bahrain on Monday, “which a few years ago would have seemed quite unlikely”. “The time has come to express our respect for our Bahraini and Israeli friends, and to President Trump. We trust that we can count on his peace-making abilities in the future,” Szijjártó said.