Israel, the United States and four Arab countries deepen their ties

Israel, the United States and four Arab countries deepen their ties

The meeting in Manama, in the presence of directors and senior representatives from the foreign ministries of Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Morocco, Egypt and Bahrain, was the first of the Negev’s designated monitoring committee. Forum since the summit held in that Israeli city in March 2021.

“The main objective of the committee is to coordinate collective efforts to advance a common vision for the region,” explained Alon Ushpiz, Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a news conference with Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Deputy Minister of Bahrain Diplomacy. . ,

It was noted that attendees “agreed on a defining document of the Negev Forum, which sets out the objectives of the Forum”, including the presidency, working groups and their territories.

The working groups will address issues related to “clean energy, education and coexistence, food security, health, regional security and tourism”, Ushpiz explained, indicating that their initiatives will be held at each of the six annual ministerial meetings. will be presented. Member Country.

The Arab countries of the Negev Forum signed peace agreements with Israel in 2020 under the so-called Abraham Accords under the auspices of the United States with the exception of Egypt, which established diplomatic relations in 1978 and headed by Anwar Sadat. State Jewish.

The first Negev summit took place in this Israeli desert on March 27 and 28 and was a “historic meeting” with the participation of foreign ministers from six countries.

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