On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennet and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Nahyan hold talks with Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Eygpt.
Keeping the Ukraine war in mind, the leaders are likely to discuss the repercussions of the Russian invasion. These meetings were initiated as Israel seeks to mediate between Russia and Ukraine, which were held without prior announcements.
Earlier, Egypt and UAE shared a strong relationship with Russia. However, both nations now had joined a UN General Assembly vote to end the Russian invasion.
Officials from Israel and Eypts have confirmed the development meeting between Bennett and el-Sissi in which a range of regional topics will be discussed- including Iran nuclear talks.
According to the reports, the de facto leader of UAE arrived at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh and met el-Sissi at the airport.
A new regional axis was created while the U.S. was uncertain of its commitment to its key security ally the UAE, Bahrain and Israel formed ties with Israel in 2020 due to shared concerns about Iran.
The Gulf states were excluded from talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a deal that they have criticized for not addressing Iran’s missile program and regional proxy operations, including in Yemen.