Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen hinted at a “great possibility of concluding a normalization agreement with Saudi Arabia”.
Cohen told journalists that “there is a strong possibility of forging a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and the timing is opportune for it”.
He added that “Israel is keen on pushing an arms agreement with Saudi Arabia and optimistic about the potential of achieving such a peace agreement.”
The minister also indicated that they were discussing an achievable agreement, which will be followed by agreements with other countries.
“Discussions on this matter are happening through several channels, the most important of which is through the American administration.”
The Israeli official expected that it will be a golden opportunity for normalizing relations with other countries by March 2024, as the US will shift its focus to the presidential elections afterward.
On his part, Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, had previously mentioned that his country “believes normalization with Israel will benefit everyone.”
However, the Saudi prince affirmed that the benefits of normalization would be limited without peace for the Palestinians, emphasizing the “need to continue efforts to provide peace for Palestinians.”