Sullivan in Mideast with Alaska-based troops and the King of Bahrain

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Sen. Dan Sullivan visited Alaska-based troops in the Middle East in recent days, as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation to a handful of Middle East countries that were part of a peace accord brokered by the former President Donald Trump.

Sullivan and the other senators visited Bahrain, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco, as an effort to support full diplomatic relations between Middle Eastern countries, and in recognition of Israel as a sovereign country.

On the trip with Sullivan are Sens. Jacky Rosen of Nevada, James Lankford of Oklahoma Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Mark Kelly of Arizona, Michael Bennet of Colorado, and Ted Budd of North Carolina.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received the delegation at the Al-Safriya Palace on Sunday.

The delegation meets with the king of Bahrain and diplomatic team.

The Abraham Accord signatories pledged that they recognize the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom.

“We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity.

“We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.

“We seek tolerance and respect for every person in order to make this world a place where all can enjoy a life of dignity and hope, no matter their race, faith or ethnicity.

“We support science, art, medicine, and commerce to inspire humankind, maximize human potential and bring nations closer together.

“We seek to end radicalization and conflict to provide all children a better future.

“We pursue a vision of peace, security, and prosperity in the Middle East and around the world.

“In this spirit, we warmly welcome and are encouraged by the progress already made in establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and its neighbors in the region under the principles of the Abraham Accords. We are encouraged by the ongoing effmis to consolidate and expand such friendly relations based on shared interests and a shared commitment to a better future.”

The accord was signed by then-President Donald Trump, King Hamad’s foreign minister, and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Send the rest of Washington there and don’t bring them back!
    We would be better off starting from scratch. Anybody could do better. Mary is a great example of newer total failure, Lisa is a example of the older gaurd.

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