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US President Donald Trump will hold the signing ceremony of the normalisation agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on 15 September, according to reports citing senior US officials.

A senior White House official told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of the UAE crown prince, would lead the delegations.

 

Netanyahu confirmed his participation on Twitter, with the Israeli leader saying he was “proud to leave for Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and to participate in the historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates”.

Trump and other administration officials have said they expect Saudi Arabia and other countries to follow suit in recognising Israel.

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