Abu Dhabi: Morocco Takes Part in Negev II Forum Preparatory Meeting

The preparatory meeting of the Negev II Forum opened, Monday in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of delegations representing Morocco, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, the United States and Bahrain.

In particular, the creation of tangible initiatives in the areas of food and water security, education, health, tourism, renewable energy, coexistence, and security will be the emphasis of this two-day preparation conference.

According to data acquired by MAP, the Arab nations present at the conference stress the need to maintain the core goals of the process, which are to secure regional security, peace, and prosperity, while the outcomes must benefit the peoples of the area, particularly the Palestinian people.

These countries also emphasized the necessity of creating tangible initiatives and presenting information that might be the topic of debate at the ministerial level, pointing out that without such information, the Negev II meeting would be pointless and identical to the first meeting.

According to the delegations of the countries that participated in the opening of this meeting, the preparatory meeting aims to identify projects that benefit the participating countries in particular and the region in general, following the goals set in the Negev I meeting. They emphasized the need to integrate the Palestinians in this process in a way that serves the security, peace, and development in the Middle East region.

In contrast, the delegates from the Arab nations present at the preliminary conference voiced their worry about unilateral actions that impede the regular progress of this process in light of the recent events in Al Quds.

The two working groups on education and teaching and the security of food and water are co-chaired by Israel and Morocco, respectively, while other nations are in charge of the sectors of tourism, health, renewable energy, security, and the environment, among others.

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