Arab Foreign Ministers meet to discuss relations with Israel

Foreign Ministers of six Arab countries, including: Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait, convened at King Hussein Bin Talal’s Convention Centre, which is located on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. Prior to the meeting, a Jordanian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that the ministers would discuss bilateral relations and regional developments.

A source who attended the meeting told TV7 that the three main issues discussed focused on coordinating their respective position vis-à-vis the challenges the Islamic Republic of Iran presents to regional stability, the question of Syria and its future, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a unified Arab desire to normalize relations with the Jewish state. That said, the source emphasized that even though the Arab world understands the positive significance of normalizing relations with Israel, the six Arab top diplomats reiterated that unless a solution for the Palestinian issue is realized – which they termed as the root of the Arab-Israeli conflict – publicly acknowledging a regional peace treaty with Israel remains unattainable.