Israel4Africa will sponsor the first ever Arab-Africa-Israel Conference on Middle East Security, which will open on Monday.
Representatives from 14 African and Arab countries will gather in Jerusalem this week for three days event organized by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The conference, titled “Trusted Regional Partnerships at a Time of Shifting Alliances,” will focus on security, stability, and cooperation, with roundtable discussions on the landmark 2020 Abraham Accords, anti-radicalism and counterinsurgency, as well as food and water security. It will also include visits to Israeli tech companies.
Participants come from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Somaliland, South Sudan, and South Africa Sierra Leone, Chad, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, and Rwanda.
“The meeting represents the Israel4Africa commitment to promote growth and progress by fostering Israeli-African Partnership,” said Simon van Dam Co-Founder of Israel4Africa. “It will provide us an opportunity to present our vision of helping Israeli entities take part in the immense opportunities that the African continent offers by building true partnerships.”
The conference marks an important step towards building bridges between Israel and African and Arab countries. Cooperation on key issues such as food and water security is particularly important at a time of regional instability. The conference provides an opportunity for policymakers to share ideas and strategies for tackling shared challenges, including radicalism and insurgency, and promoting peace and stability in the region.