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Negev Forum highlights Arab military, economic cooperation with Israel

A steering meeting of the Negev Forum wrapped up in Abu Dhabi Tuesday with wide participation but notable absences by Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
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The steering committee of the Negev Forum concluded meetings in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, with around 150 representatives from the governments of Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates seeking to bolster long-term regional cooperation in economic trade, media relations and regional military cooperation, among other sectors.

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