The United States will meet with Israeli officials to strengthen its economic alliance.

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The United States will meet with Israeli officials to strengthen its economic alliance.

Yael Lempert stressed the importance of relations between both countries. And emphasized that it will be a "key opportunity for dialogue that increases cooperation and further strengthens our respective economies."

Representatives of the United States government met with Israeli officials on Wednesday to discuss current bilateral economic relations and strengthen the coordination and cooperation of the two countries in various sectors.

The Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG) has addressed macroeconomic prospects, regional economic development in Israel's standardization agreements, financial cybersecurity, investments in the green economy, and the effort to strengthen the Palestinian economy.

"The JEDG is another important pillar to strengthen strategic cooperation between Israel and the United States and is important to the Israeli economy. The discussions have been successful and fruitful, and I believe that they will promote further strengthening of economic ties between the countries," said Ram Belinkov, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Finance.

For her part, the United States Undersecretary for the Middle East, Yael Lempert, has underlined the importance of relations between the United States and Israel and has emphasized that the JEDG is a "key opportunity for dialogue that increases cooperation and further strengthens plus our respective economies."

The meeting was attended by numerous personalities, such as the United States Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, Israeli officials from the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Relations and Environmental Protection, as well as various undersecretaries of State from the Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency, among others.

ECONOMIC DIALOGUES WITH PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS

Likewise, the United States announced on Tuesday a meeting via videoconference with Palestinian officials to resume the dialogue on economic matters, interrupted during the term of Donald Trump, according to the State Department in another statement.

The US-Palestinian Economic Dialogue (USPED) also featured a "wide range" of the Palestinian Authority's US government agencies and ministries. At the meeting, the "commitment" of both parties to "broaden and deepen" cooperation in various sectors was detailed.

"The growth of the Palestinian economy will also play a fundamental role in advancing our common political objective, a negotiated two-state solution, with a viable Palestinian one that lives in peace and security with Israel," said the United States Undersecretary. for the Middle East, Yael Lempert.

During the USPED, senior US and Palestinian officials addressed vital issues such as infrastructure development, access to US markets, financial matters, renewable energy and environmental initiatives, the connection of Palestinian and US companies, and obstacles to economic growth. Palestinian.

"The two sides have concluded the dialogue by agreeing to work on issues crucial to the economic prosperity of the Palestinian people," as a series of programs devised by Washington to support these efforts in financial, trade, and foreign direct investment, said the Department of Condition.