Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Today’s Meeting in Sharm El Sheikh
We welcome the meeting and understandings reached today in Sharm El Sheikh between senior political and security officials of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This was the second such meeting in this format, with participation by senior officials from the United States, Egypt, and Jordan, following the gathering in Aqaba three weeks ago. The participants noted that meetings at this level have not taken place in nearly a decade, and that these meetings are building toward establishing a series of understandings upon which to deescalate tensions. We look forward to continuing these discussions as we enter the Holy month of Ramadan, Passover, and Easter, and over the months to follow.