Ambassadors to the United Nations representing Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco marked one year since the signing of the Abraham Accords at a ceremony on Monday in New York.

The historic agreement that normalized Israeli relations with the UAE and Bahrain was signed at the White House on Sept. 15, 2020. Later, Sudan and Morocco entered into the agreement.

“I strongly believe that as others in the region see the fruits of our partnerships and feel this transformation, they will join our circle of peace,” he said.

Joining them on stage was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

“The normalization agreements we’re commemorating today have demonstrated real progress toward a more peaceful region,” she said. “But perhaps what is most remarkable is that in the past year we have gone from ink on a page to concrete improvements between countries.”

America, she said, is committed to building and expanding upon these agreements.