Major strategic partner

Major strategic partner is a designation from the USA that was recently assigned to the UAE and Bahrain. This status is unique to these 2 West Asian countries. It is a recognition of the countries’ security partnership with the USA such as hosting of American soldiers and participation in US-led coalitions over the past 3 decades. The announcement comes from the White House in light of the upcoming transition of presidency and the signing of the Abraham Accords.

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