2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy:
"The United States welcomes the agreement signed by the Palestinian Authority and the government of Israel, which will allow for the sale of up to 33 million cubic metres of water from Israel to the Palestinian Authority. In addition, we hope that this deal will contribute to the healing of the Dead Sea. It will help, not only Palestinian and Israelis, but Jordanians as well. (US) President Trump has made it clear that working toward achieving a lasting peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians is a top priority for him. This agreement is an example of the parties working together to make a mutually beneficial deal."
"The Red-Dead project is the biggest most ambitious project ever initiated and exercised in our area and it will supply a significant amount of water to Jordan, to Israel and to the Palestinians. It will help us challenge the biggest problem that Dead Sea is facing, evaporation of a metre every year and it will also produce green energy. So all of us in this room proved last night that water can serve as means for reconciliation, for prosperity, for cooperation, rather than be a cause for tension and dispute."
5. Wide of news conference
6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mazen Ghuneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority:
"We will work with all Palestinian parties to try to implement this deal and also we want to thank Mister Greenblatt for his hard efforts, and easy (ones) at the same time."
7. Greenblatt, Hanegbi and Ghuneim posing for photos