The Israeli regime says it has signed an agreement with Bhutan to establish diplomatic relations with the relatively isolated Himalayan state. Jewish state agrees to normalization deal, Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Israel Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, its foreign ministry said the agreement follows the goal of building relations. In a statement, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign ministry said it was aiming to “normalize” relations between the two countries, which have not been formally established since the end of the Cold War. The Israeli regime says it is signing an “agreement” with “Bhutan” to establish “diplomatic relations” between the country and the “relatively isolated” Himalayan state of about 1.5 million people.
Israel will also support the development of Bhutan’s human resources, benefiting hundreds of its youth in agriculture and development in areas such as agriculture, development and education, “the statement said, highlighting the countries” warm relations despite the lack of formal ties.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said: “Establishing relations with the Kingdom of Bhutan will serve as a milestone in the deepening of Israeli relations in Asia. The Israeli Foreign Ministers also invited their counterparts to visit Israel to promote cooperation between the countries, which could pave the way for further cooperation in areas such as agriculture, education, tourism, agriculture, and development, as well as the development of the country’s human resources. The King of India and host to the Queen of Nepal, the Prime Minister of South Korea, and the President of Thailand. Ashkenazi also thanked Malka and the embassy staff for their work in strengthening relations between Israel and Bhutan and for making those relations a reality.
Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas strongly condemns the agreement between Tel Aviv and Rabat as a political sin. The United States is determined to support all parties in their efforts to reach a lasting and comprehensive peace agreement that offers a bright future to Israel and the Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured last year, said Israelis and Palestinians must agree on the status of their own settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. He said that any settlement expansion in areas claimed by the Palestinians for a future state would permanently destroy any hope of creating a Palestinian state in Israel. Arab states, but they have put this on hold because of the long-running conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Arab countries and made it clear that his government is breaking with long-held Arab positions against any normalization with Israel that comes from the United States, the European Union, or any other country outside the region.
Gargash hinted that the United Arab Emirates embassy will not be in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, where Trump will move to the U.S. embassy in 2018. Israel currently has an embassy in the United States in Dhaka under the auspices of the European Union, according to the State Department. Bhutan is accredited by the ambassador of the Turkish Embassy in Dhala, as is the Saudi Embassy in Israel.
Israel briefly had a foreign ambassador to Bhutan, Mark Sofer, who was Israel’s ambassador to Sri Lanka at the time, in 2010. Hook called a secret meeting with representatives of the Emirates and Israel to discuss their common concerns with Iran. One posted photo shows officials from both countries signing a document and shaking hands beaming and beaming. The Israeli ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and former State Department official, who served as Bhutan’s ambassador from 2010 to 2011, is not resident in Bhutan.
Efforts to normalize relations between the two countries are not related to the United Arab Emirates’ recent agreement with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to normalize relations with Israel, according to Reuters. Palestinian groups have also condemned the agreement between Bhutan and Israel and its new ambassador to Israel. The Palestinian Authority, a political umbrella organization representing the Palestinians, said the “deal rewards Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and forces the Emiratis to make a deal at their expense.
In an exclusive interview with the Jerusalem Post, Malka said: “The ceremony to establish official diplomatic relations between Israel and Bhutan is exciting, humble, and very special. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also welcomed the establishment of relations with Israel by Bhutan, presumably because it is the fruit of a peace agreement, and spoke of the US-brokered agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council. Netanyahu said the agreement between India and the United Arab Emirates showed that Israel was welcome as a country in the Middle East, not only as an ally but also as a partner. Palestinian issues, Jerusalem’s previous lack of relations with Thimphu, is not linked to the Palestinian issue, but rather the result of Bhutan’s isolationist policy.
In 1971, Bhutan, supported by India, began to develop its external relations by joining the United Nations and has maintained formal diplomatic relations with the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since. It now has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and membership of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres have close ties with their counterparts in India and the United Arab Emirates, but neither has formal diplomatic relations with Bhutan.