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US, India, UAE, Israel convene I2U2 forum in Abu Dhabi

February 22, 2023

The meeting builds on the food security initiative spearheaded by President Joe Biden in 2021 in preparation for global climate change.

Senior officials from the United States, India, Israel and the United Arab Emirates convened in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday for the so-called I2U2 Group focused on economic development and food security amid global climate change.

The meetings were led by UAE Minister of State Ahmed Al Sayegh; Jose Fernandez, US undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment; Dammu Ravi, joint secretary of India's External Affairs Ministry; and Ronen Levy, director-general of Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

“I2U2 provides a new regional platform to deepen economic integration, and an affirmative agenda within the Middle East, Asia, and beyond,” Fernandez said today in Abu Dhabi. “It serves as a model for promoting trusted regional partnerships that can create collaborative commercial opportunities and good-paying jobs.” 

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