Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement on today’s announcement of normalized relations between the UAE and Israel:

“I congratulate President Trump, Israel and the United Arab Emirates on today’s historic diplomatic accomplishment of establishing fully normalized relations between the UAE and Israel,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The UAE is now the first Gulf country to officially establish relations with Israel, and joins Jordan and Egypt as the only three Arab states to do so. This breakthrough provides a framework for mutually beneficial agreements on diplomatic and commercial interests. This event will also serve as an example for further recognition of Israel throughout the Arab world and is a huge leap forward towards Middle East peace and stability.”