Next Negev Forum meeting likely to be held in Morocco

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The Negev Forum steering committee poses for a photo in Abu Dhabi on January 10, 2022. (Foreign Ministry)
The Negev Forum steering committee poses for a photo in Abu Dhabi on January 10, 2022. (Foreign Ministry)

The second gathering of the Negev Forum will likely take place in Morocco in mid-July, a diplomatic official tells The Times of Israel.

The precise date will be nailed down in the upcoming meeting of the steering committee of the six-state body.

It is almost certain that the name will be changed to something more regional and less Israel-specific, but the final decision on the name has yet to be made, says the official.

The Negev Forum brings together Israel with its Abraham Accord partners — the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco — along with the US and Egypt.

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