UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita arrived in Israel on Sunday to attend a five-way regional summit, an official Twitter account for Israel reported, as talks to revive a nuclear deal with Iran remain in limbo.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt will hold a series of diplomatic meetings on Sunday and Monday in Israel.
The UAE and Bahrain normalized ties with Israel in 2020 under a US-brokered deal known as the Abraham Accords, creating a new regional dynamic based on mutual concern over Iran. Morocco followed suit last year.
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The leaders of Egypt, Israel and the United Arab Emirates met in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday for talks on the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Iran’s influence, at a time of uncertainty over Washington’s security commitment in the region.
Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979.