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U.S. to host trilateral 'Abraham Accords' meeting with Israel, UAE

By Don Jacobson
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U.S. to host trilateral 'Abraham Accords' meeting with Israel, UAE
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, shown at the United Nations Security Council on September 23, will host next week's meeting in Washington. File Photo by John Minchillo/UPI/Pool | License Photo

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold three-way "Abraham Accords" meetings with the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates next week in Washington, officials said Saturday.

Blinken will hold separate bilateral meetings with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday before meeting with them again together in a "trilateral setting," the State Department said.

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The purpose of the meeting will be to assess progress made between Israel and the UAE since the signing of the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords last year, in which the neighboring countries agreed to normalize ties.

The trilateral talks will also emphasize "future opportunities for collaboration, and bilateral issues including regional security and stability," the State Department said.

The accords, initiated by former U.S. President Donald Trump and ex-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. also normalized ties between Israel and three other Arab states -- Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan.

Since the signing of the accords, the UAE and Israel have opened their first embassies on each others' soil.

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