US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to warn Tel Aviv against continued Chinese investments in the Zionist Entity’s infrastructure and high-tech industry when he meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Washington on Wednesday.
“We will be candid with our Israeli friends over risks to our shared national security interests that come with close cooperation with China,” a senior State Department official told reporters during a briefing ahead of the meeting.
Blinken is also expected to meet with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday.
The US has been concerned about the UAE’s use of Chinese Huawei Technologies in its communication system in light of its pending sale of advanced F-35 fighter jets to the Emirates, but when speaking of China it focused only its concern with Israel.
The highlight of the day is expected to be a trilateral meeting Blinken will host with the two foreign ministers, Israeli media reported.
At the trilateral meeting, the Zionist entity and the UAE are expected to announce two new working groups, one on so-called ‘religious coexistence’ and another that would focus on water and energy.
But the range of the topics that will be brought up in all meetings are fairly wide and include China, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Israeli media.
Source: Israeli media