US, Israel, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and India Mull Quad Alliance

Top diplomats from the United States, Israel, India, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had recently held a virtual ministerial meeting, discussing how to expand regional economic and political cooperation. 

The gathering has been lauded by the countries involved as the first step toward expanding quadrilateral cooperation in the Middle East and Asia with India emerging as a potential new Quad.

In a tweet, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Subrahmanyum Jaishankar termed the meeting with Foreign Ministers of Israel, Yair Lapid, the UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fruitful where they discussed working methods on the perspective of economic growth and global issues.

“The three of you are among the closest relationships we have, if not the closest,” Jaishankar added.

India will be benefiting the most with the possibility of reviving the Quad and doing level best to find a common ground with other countries in a bid to counterbalance opponent countries in the Indo-Pacific.

The UAE was the first gulf country who came up to build a cooperative ground in a bilateral relationship with the United States and Israel after the Abraham Accords were inked one year ago. It all has been done with the strapping support of the US that saw the launch of India-Israel-UAE cooperation in different areas.

The panorama of cooperation has become deeper with a decision to establish an international forum for economic cooperation.

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