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

The meeting builds on the food security initiative spearheaded by President Joe Biden in 2021 in preparation for global climate change.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shares a light moment with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 11, 2016. The crown prince is on a three-day state visit to India until February 12. AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA / AFP / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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