Israel is trying to organize a summit with the Arab countries that signed the Abraham Accords at the level of heads of state, before the Knesset elections scheduled for early November. The head of Moroccan diplomacy, Nasser Bourita received an invitation to Israel for September.
Two events are to be celebrated for Israel before the end of the year. This is one side of the 2nd Negev Summit and the 2nd anniversary of the Abraham Accords normally scheduled for December in the case of Morocco.
But Israeli officials are racing against time to organize one of two events ahead of elections to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.
According to Israeli media, it would be an event in the form of a Summit with the four Arab countries that signed the Abraham Accords. Except that at present, the country has not yet received the endorsement of all the countries represented.
And for good reason, Israel has just hosted on March 28, a first Summit in the Negev desert, which brought together the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, the United States, Bahrain and of Egypt.
Furthermore, on June 27 in Manama, Bahrain, the same countries had met within the framework of a preparatory meeting for the creation of the “Negev Forum” and Morocco would be the next destination of this Forum which should be organized in Sahara.
In any case, this is the wish expressed by the Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, when he ended his speech in the Negev, with this sentence: “I hope that we will see each other again in another desert, but with the same spirit.
The head of Moroccan diplomacy should travel to Israel soon, according to the Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation, Esawi Frej, who gave him an invitation for the celebration of the anniversary of the Abraham Accords in September, during his recent trip. in Morocco at the end of July.
Esawi Frej mentioned the anniversary of the Abraham Accords in September, suggesting a full anniversary where all the signatories would be gathered despite the date of signature of the normalization agreement of each of the countries.
For his part, Prime Minister Yair Lapid would like “the conference to be at the level of the heads of state of these countries and to take place on the occasion of the second anniversary of the signing of these agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan,” according to the Israeli press.
For the moment, neither the date, nor the format nor on what scale of representation the event wanted by Israel are clearly established. Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who visited Morocco last summer as foreign minister, plans to visit the kingdom again in the coming days or even weeks, Israeli media report.