On August, 20, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted a conversation featuring UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. One week after the UAE-US-Israeli joint statement announcing that the UAE and Israel have normalized relations, Dr. Gargash discussed how the two countries reached this historic agreement and explore the deal’s regional implications.

The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative was pleased to present this live online conversation as part of the #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

If you missed it, you can read a recap or the transcript of the event, or watch the video.

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H.E. Anwar Gargash
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Introduced by

Stephen J. Hadley
Former US National Security Advisor
Executive Vice Chair
, Atlantic Council
Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC

Moderated by

Kirsten Fontenrose
Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council