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Belgium welcomes normalisation of UAE, Israel relations

Brussels, August 14, 2020 — The Kingdom of Belgium today hailed the “rapprochement between Israel and the UAE, supported by the United States, as a step toward peace in the region.”

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In a statement, Philippe Goffin, Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, said: “The announcement of the suspension of the annexation plans is a step in the right direction, but should be turned into a final measure.” He added that a lasting peace in the region rests on a “2-state solution based on international law and internationally agreed parameters”.