Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (L) and former US President Donald Trump
“Here is further proof that those who want peace can trust Donald Trump, because after decades of total failure and inefficiency, the Abraham Accords have brought back the hope of peace in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó wrote in a Facebook post.
He recalled that on September 15, 2020, he was the only European Foreign Minister in the White House garden when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani signed an agreement on the normalization of relations.
“Most of the world voiced doubts and reservations, but today it has been proven that the Abraham Accords do work,” emphasized the Hungarian Minister. He added that on Monday, Israel opened its embassy in Bahrain, something that seemed unlikely a few years ago.
It is time to pay tribute to our friends in Bahrain and Israel, as well as to President Trump. We hope we can count on his peacemaking abilities in the future,”
The Abraham Accords were signed on September 15, 2020, negotiated by Jared Kushner, former senior advisor to President Donald Trump, in an attempt to normalize diplomatic relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Since then, Morocco and Sudan joined the agreement as well. As a result, much progress was made in the relationships between these countries, and new opportunities were opened for cooperation on several areas such as defense, security, energy, water security, food, and health. However, the Abraham Accords still could not produce improvements in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Hungarian Foreign Minister said earlier that Hungary supports and urges the extension of the Abraham Accords, because based on the experience of the past decades, this is the first initiative that can bring peace to the Middle East.
Featured photo via Facebook/Péter Szijjártó