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Moroccan FM: Israel Must Be Stakeholder Not Outsider in the Middle East

Israel must be part of a new Middle East order bound together by both regional opportunities and the need to combat joint threats, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said on Friday, September 17, at a virtual event marking the anniversary of the Abraham Accords.

"There is a need for a new regional order where Israel is a stakeholder and no longer an outsider in its own region," Bourita said at the event hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

"This new regional order should not be perceived as against someone but rather to benefit us all.

"Also this new regional order should be based on an updated joint assessment of threats but also how to generate opportunities that favor stability and development for all," he said.

The event with US, Israeli, Moroccan, Bahraini and Emirati officials was held two days after the actual September 15, 2020 anniversary date of the White House ceremony that launched the Abraham Accords that allowed for Arab states to normalize ties with Israel. Prior to the accords, Israel had normal ties only with Egypt, which whom it signed a peace treaty in 1979, and Jordan, with whom an agreement was reached in 1994. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you continue to foster peace among the nations, especially in the middle east.”