Foreign Ministry DG to Participate in the Negev Summit’s Steering Committee Convention in Bahrain

Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, waits outside the Kedma Hotel, the location of “The Negev Summit,” attended by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt in Sde Boker, March 28. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Foreign Ministry Director General Alon Ushpiz will participate Monday in the Negev Summit’s Steering Committee in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, with the participation of senior representatives of the Foreign Ministries of the Negev Forum members of Israel, Bahrain, the U.S., the UAE, Egypt and Morocco. 

The Negev Summit was an historic event and part of the changing face of the Middle East and the partnership between the State of Israel and countries of peace. The first meeting of the Negev Summit took place at the initiative of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Kedma Hotel in Sde Boker at the end of March.

During the meeting, in which the foreign ministers of the Negev Forum’s member states participated, it was decided that the Negev Summit would become an ongoing process based on six working groups in the following areas:

1. Food and water security

2. Energy

3. Health

4. Education and tolerance

5. Tourism

6. Regional security

The goal of the meeting will be to determine the working groups’ progress. Beyond this, the meeting will also serve as a milestone ahead of President Biden’s expected visit to the Middle East.

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