Then, to the sound of horns and bright pools, the four men moved to a long table in front of the south of the portico to sign in front of a seated audience three chords that the White House estimated at 800 people, many of whom were not wearing masks. Signing ceremonies are events where authorized signatories of an approved agreement meet in person to sign the document. These events are usually offered for goodwill purposes; they are not required to execute or implement an agreement. Berkeley employees, faculty, and external partners should be advised that Berkeley prefers to recognize benefits resulting from relationships rather than the symbolic signing of MOUs or other agreements. The signing ceremony took place on the same day as the opening of two research institutes, the Phienkaa Research And Technology Institute (PRATI) and the Thanh Tay Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) at Western University. These agreements are the first such agreements between Israel and an Arab state since 1994, when the Jewish state established diplomatic relations with Jordan. They are also another step towards forming a de facto alliance between Israel and the Sunni Arab monarchies in the Gulf against their common enemy, Shiite Iran. Putting pressure on Iran was one of the central goals of Trump`s foreign policy, and Trump officials worked to build a common regional front against Tehran, in which Saudi Arabia played an important role. Some factors that need to be weighed when deciding whether you want to consider a signing ceremony on our campus or participate in a ceremony abroad are as follows: for additional instructions on signing international ceremonies or conventions, contact GEO under geo@berkeley.edu. The cooperation agreement was signed following the agreement of the Interministerial Committee for Public-Private Partnership (CICPPP). .

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