Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the Abraham Accords at a special event on Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of the agreements signed by Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco.

“Today we send a clear message about our commitment to the Accords and all they represent,” Sunak told the reception. “The Accords have kickstarted a new era of relations in trade, tourism, security and more. This would have been impossible just a few years ago, but it does show how we can transform peace and stability in the region”

“The UK is committed to working with you all to take this initiative from strength to strength.”

Those attending — including the ambassadors of all four signatory countries and ministers and political leaders from Bahrain, the UAE and Morocco — heard Mr Sunak reaffirm British commitment to the Accords. He called the signing of the Accords “one of the greatest achievements in the long process to securing peace in the Middle East”.

The agreement, the prime minister said, had “kickstarted a new era in trade, tourism and more. This is the dividend of diplomacy.” He added: “We all know that peace in the Middle East can be a hard road: it’s almost 45 years since Anwar Sadat reached out and travelled to Israel to address the Knesset. It was a brave and historic step towards peaceful coexistence. With the Abraham Accords, our generation took up the torch. We can deliver lasting peace and prosperity — and more than that, we can deliver hope”.

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