The sides also touched upon issues such as the fight against the pandemic, countering climate change, and migration.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at a meeting in Washington discussed, among other things, the situation in the Gaza Strip, Iran, as well as the implementation of the agreement on the normalization of relations between the Jewish and Arab states, called the “Abraham Agreements.” The Harris press service reported this following the negotiations.
“The sides discussed the importance of promoting peace, security, and prosperity for Palestinians and Israelis, particularly the need to improve living conditions and ensure calm in Gaza. They discussed some other important regional issues, including efforts to ensure that Iran never receives nuclear weapons and the need to counter its (Iran’s) aggression in the region. The Vice President confirmed the U.S. support for the “Abraham Agreements” and welcomed the recent progress in Israel’s relations with the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco,” the statement said.
During the meeting, Harris also stated Washington’s “unwavering commitment” to Israel’s security. In addition, issues such as combating the pandemic, countering climate change, and migration were touched upon during the talks.