Israel to host summit with US, UAE, Bahrain, Morocco

AFP , Saturday 26 Mar 2022

Israel will host a "historic" two-day summit from Sunday with the top diplomats of the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco, the foreign ministry said.

Yair Lapid   Antony Blinken
File Photo: Israel s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Latvia, last month. AFP

"At the invitation of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, this upcoming Sunday and Monday... a historic diplomatic summit will be held in Israel," it said in a statement on Friday.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Israel, the West Bank, Morocco and Algeria over March 26-30 to discuss the Ukraine war, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Iran, the State Department announced Thursday.

Blinken will meet separately with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on the first stage of the trip, and while in Morocco he will also meet the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

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