Oman and Bahrain will be the next Gulf countries to sign an agreement to form formal ties following the footsteps of United Arab Emirates, said Israel’s intelligence minister.
Eli Cohen, Israeli Intelligence Minister while talking to Army Radio said both countries have shown great interest after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) friendship deal. Oman and Bahrain are both Muslim majority countries in Africa.
Eli Cohen confirmed that Oman and as well as Bahrain were on their agenda. Further confirming the news, Eli said, by the start of 2021, Bahrain and Oman will sign an agreement of Peace Deal with us, he said.
Both Oman and Bahrain have praised the UAE-Israel deal, although, Oman and Bahrain haven’t made a comment on their own relationships with Israel both countries expressed happiness over the UAE-Israel deal.
In other news, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, has met with Sudanese and Omani leaders during these past two years.
It is being also said that Saudi Arabia might sign a peace deal with Israel as well. After UAE-Israel agreement’s bold step, more and more countries in the Middle East with Muslim majority are joining Israel’s peace deal one by one.
A senior US official has said during the White House press briefing that they’re in contact with a number of countries in the Middle Eastern region to get them to sign a peace deal with Israel. Further told that many countries of the Muslim majority in the Middle East and Africa are keen to join the deal.
Other countries, such as Egypt and Jordan had joined the peace deal back in 1979 by Egypt and Jordan in 1994. And more countries are showing interest.
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