At the United Nations Security Council, India has welcomed the recently concluded Abraham accords that saw several countries in West Asia establishing ties with Israel. Calling the signing of ‘Abraham accords’ a ‘positive development’, India’s envoy to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said, “We welcome these agreements regarding normalization of relations between Israel and other countries, which, we believe will contribute to peace and stability in West Asia.”
The accords signed in 2020 saw UAE, Bahrain establishing ties with Israel. The development comes after more than 2 decades, since the last time any Arab country recognized Israel, which was — Jordan in 1994 and Egypt in 1979.
The Indian envoy highlighted New Delhi’s ‘traditional support’ to the ‘Palestinian cause’, pointing out that, “A two-state solution and lasting peace can be achieved only through direct negotiations between the two parties on all final status issues, taking into account the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians for Statehood and Israel’s security concerns.”
The Indian top diplomat to the United Nations was speaking at a meet on cooperation between the UN and League of Arab States, where he…