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CNN: The Saudi Foreign Minister and his Israeli counterpart participated in a virtual meeting on “Omicron” (photo)

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Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

On Thursday, CNN reported that Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and Israeli Yair Lapid participated in a virtual meeting hosted by the US State Department on “Omicron”.

The American network added that it was a rare meeting in which the two countries that do not have diplomatic relations participate.

A statement issued by the US State Department stated that Secretary Anthony Blinken spoke with several ministers during a meeting held on December 21, while the ministry did not specify the countries that participated in the virtual meeting.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a tweet on Twitter that the foreign ministers of Japan, India, Mexico, Australia, Germany and other countries participated in the meeting, but he did not mention Saudi Arabia.

For its part, Saudi Arabia has not made any public statement in this regard, but a Saudi official told CNN that Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan participated in the virtual meeting with Blinken and others.

And the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Chen Gang, posted a screenshot of the virtual meeting on Twitter last week, which showed the presence of Prince Faisal and Lapid, along with a group of other diplomats.

In November 2020, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet said that the Israeli leader had met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of Neom, and the Saudis quickly denied that such a meeting had taken place.

Source: CNN, USA

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