Israel to host top diplomats from Bahrain, UAE, Morocco and US in landmark summit
Agencies | Jerusalem
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Israel announced on Friday that it will host a landmark summit on Monday that will include the top diplomats from Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Morocco and United States. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will host the conference, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
It will be attended by Bahraini Foreign Minister HE Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Emirati Foreign Minister HE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The three Arab countries scheduled to attend were all part of the Abraham Accords signed in the fall of 2020.
The announcement follows a US State Department notification on Thursday that said Blinken would be traveling to the Middle East and North Africa, including stops in Israel, the West Bank, Morocco and Algeria. The summit comes amid the backdrop of the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine and negotiations for a new Iran deal.
It will also take place less than a week after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.