Will Israel, Saudi Regional Integration Herald New Diplomacy Golden Age? – Analysis

This could be viewed as a kind of Great Game for diplomats. A unique golden age of diplomacy in the Middle East. This is a time when the region is dominated by a return to peace.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Saudi Prime Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the UAE National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan as well as the Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on May 7.

This was a meeting that was described as backing “regional integration.” It comes amid several recent suggestions that Saudi Arabia and Israel could still be on the path toward relations.  

The US meeting with the Saudis, UAE and India is important.

The US has been talking to the Saudis about Yemen and Sudan. The US has said it wants to see a secure Middle East that is interconnected with India. Towards that end, the US is part of the I2U2 framework of Israel, India, the UAE and US.  

Source : The Jerusalem Post

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