Bahrain, US, UAE and Israeli security advisors hold talks
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain, the US, UAE and Israeli national security advisors yesterday sat together virtually for talks concerning regional integration and increasing the number of Arab states normalising ties with Israel.
Major General HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, National Security Advisor and Royal Guard Commander, Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Advisor, UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed and Tzachi Hanegbi, Chairman of the Israeli National Security Council were present.
Discussions touched on clean energy, emerging technology, regional security, and commercial relations, according to a joint statement from the four countries.
They reaffirmed their intention to deepen and expand progress achieved since the signing of the Abraham Accords, the peace deal brokered by the Trump administration. The meeting also focused on “promising new partnerships,” including the I2U2, which brings together the US, India, UAE and Israel to address the food security crisis.
The Negev Forum is another topic discussed during yesterday’s meeting. Around 150 officials from the US, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates attended an American-led summit earlier this month, which the Biden administration created as it looks to continue the progress made by the Trump administration on peace efforts between Israel and its neighbours.
Participants also agreed to stay in regular contact to work on “expanding participation to new partners and to coordinate on shared interests and challenges.”