Diplomats from the I2U2 group comprising India, Israel, the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met right here to debate their financial cooperation and overview their tasks, in accordance with the State Department.
The assembly on Tuesday that befell on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly was attended by India’s External Affairs Secretary for Economic Relations Dammu Ravi, US Under Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Alon Ushpiz, the UAE’s Minister of State Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh.
The members expressed their international locations’ “commitment to deepening the economic partnership among the four countries”, in accordance with the State Department.
Drawing its sci-fi-sounding title from the initials of its 4 member nations, the I2U2 is an revolutionary group that goals to leverage their shared experience and capacities for his or her mutual profit in addition to to assist different international locations.
Taking form in October final 12 months, the I2U2 within the Middle East mirrors in some methods the older, established Quad group of India, Japan, Australia and the US within the Indo-Pacific area.
The 4 diplomats “took stock of current projects in agriculture and clean energy and reviewed potential projects to help further the group’s objectives”, the State Department mentioned.
“The group looks forward to building on the success of the Leaders’ Summit in July,” it added.
During US President Joe Biden’s go to to Israel in July, he and Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a digital summit with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed.