The N7 Initiative, a partnership between the Atlantic Council and the Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation, concluded the N7 Conference on Trade, held in Bahrain from July 10-11. The conference was held with the support of the Ministry of Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

At the conference, high-level government officials and private sector representatives from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, and the United States explored the possibility of a multilateral regional free-trade agreement among the N7 countries. The conference discussed the benefits a multilateral agreement would bring to each participating country and to all the people of the region, and the steps toward such an agreement.

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“I hope that this conference will open doors and stimulate trade between friends and partners, The Kingdom of Bahrain strongly supports these efforts to build bridges and opportunities across the region, and our keenness to ensure the basis on which the Abraham Accords were built continue to be at the forefront were reflected in the Joint Warm Peace Strategy, signed on the sidelines of the Negev Forum, as a holistic document signed between the governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel to promote mutual cooperation on all fronts.”

H.E. Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa
Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain 

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The N7 Initiative, a partnership between the Atlantic Council and Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation, seeks to broaden and deepen normalization between Israel and Arab and Muslim countries. It works with governments to produce actionable recommendations to deliver tangible benefits to their peoples.