During their meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani agreed to establish full diplomatic relations, promote lasting security, avoid threats and violence, and promote coexistence and the culture of peace. It is in this spirit that they have today adopted a number of steps that usher in this new chapter in their relationship. The Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel have agreed in the coming weeks to conclude agreements on investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, health, culture, the environment and other mutually beneficial areas, and to reach an agreement on the reciprocal reopening of embassies. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement stressing that as a member of the UN Security Council and the Quartet, it supported the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He noted that the agreement suspended the annexation of parts of the West Bank, which he described as an important element of the agreement, and said that the annexation plans were a major obstacle to the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.  Russian President Vladimir Putin said on August 24 in a telephone conversation with Netanyahu that he hoped the agreement would strengthen the stability and security of the Middle East.  The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to break a long-standing taboo in a strategic reorientation of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. The head of the Israeli settler group Yesha Council, David Elhayani,[he], accused Mr. Netanyahu of “betraying” some of his most loyal supporters and of “deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of voters.” Oded Revivi [he], the mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that “the Israeli agreement to defer the application of Israeli law in the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria was a fair price to pay,” adding that it could change the way settlements are viewed.  Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council President Yossi Dagan also criticized the agreement.  Each party recognizes the right of the vessels of the other contracting party to transit innocently in its territorial waters, in accordance with international law.
Each contracting party grants normal access to its ports to the ships and cargoes of the other party, as well as to ships and cargo destined for or from the other party. This access is granted on the same conditions that generally apply to ships and cargoes from other countries. The contracting parties may enter into maritime agreements and arrangements. As a condition of the UAE`s agreement to normalize relations, Mr. Netanyahu agreed to freeze his plan to annex parts of the West Bank. But the Palestinians seemed to be a reflection barely mentioned in the official remarks of the day. But Dennis B. Ross, a former Middle East peace negotiator who helped mediate the 1993 agreement, said the two events were “very different.” He said the agreements signed on Tuesday were “important” because they show that “the Palestinians cannot freeze the region and prevent open cooperation with Israel.” India welcomed the agreement and said that the two nations were its allies and that it had always supported peace and prosperity in West Asia. Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had previously said that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had called him to discuss the agreement.  Following the agreement signed between the parties on 1 September 2020 in Abu Dhabi between the parties, the parties are cooperating to deepen and rapidly expand bilateral investment relations and place a high priority on the conclusion of financial and investment agreements, while recognising the key role played by these agreements for development