Lapid: Israel hopes for ties with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, but no deal imminent

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Lapid: Israel hopes for ties with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, but no deal imminent
Foreign minister also says unnamed ‘smaller countries’ could be in line to join US-brokered Abraham Accords to normalize relations
By TOI staff
26 January 2022

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Tuesday that while Israel hopes to expand on the Abraham Accords and establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, no deals are imminent. The US-brokered agreements saw Israel normalizing ties with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. Speaking with Army Radio, Lapid said Jerusalem is looking to “expand the Abraham Accords to additional countries.”

“If you’re asking me what the important countries that we’re looking at are, Indonesia is one of them, Saudi Arabia of course, but these things take time,” he said. Lapid added that “smaller countries” he did not identify could normalize relations with Israel in the coming two years.

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