Report: Israel Working on Summit With Abraham Accords’ Heads of State

Then-Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, then-President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani attend the Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Two years after the signing of the Abraham Accords that saw Israel and four Arab states announce the normalization of relations, a summit of all signatories is in the works, Yisrael Hayom reported Thursday.

According to the plan that Israel is currently drafting, the heads of state of each country would participate in the high-profile gathering that would take place in one of the five countries. Several months ago Israel hosted the inaugural meeting of the Negev Forum, which saw the foreign ministers meet in Israel’s southern desert. But the new summit, if it takes place, will be apolitical as much as possible.

Although Israel has yet to receive a confirmation on the participation from any of the other signatories, officials are proactively trying to secure a final date for the summit before the elections on Nov. 1.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who has visited three of the four Arab countries as foreign minister in recent months, hopes to hold an official visit in Rabat in the coming weeks or months.

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