A spokeswoman for the European Commission said the deal was important for both Israel and the UAE, in addition to ensuring their stability. In the meantime, Italy hoped that it would initiate peace and stability in the Middle East. He also welcomed Israel`s suspension of the annexation of parts of the West Bank and hoped that he would resume talks with the Palestinians for a two-state solution.  Spain expressed similar sentiments and stated that it welcomed the agreement.  Canada`s Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne hailed the agreement as a positive and historic step toward a peaceful and secure Middle East, adding that Canada welcomed the suspension of annexation plans.  Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said it was important and appreciated the agreement and the suspension of the annexation.  Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in his plan to annex parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily frozen.  Before the deal, plans to annex 30 percent of the West Bank were already frozen, with a majority of Israelis and ruling coalition partner Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to the Palestinians who, in practice, were under Israeli control.  Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador to the United States, issued a statement on August 13 in which he hailed the agreement as “an asset for diplomacy and for the region,” adding how “it eases tensions and creates new energy for positive change.”   Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the President of the United States, condemned Kuwait`s position. However, according to Al Jazeera, his condemnation was shared online as positive.  However, the Government of Kuwait itself has remained silent on the agreement.
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