Rosen, Ernst, Booker Send Bipartisan Letter to Secretary of State in Support of Sustainable Development Projects in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), founding members of the bipartisan Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, announced that they have sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing support for and requesting an update on the Prosperity Green and Prosperity Blue projects between the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Jordan. These UAE-facilitated projects would ensure that Jordan supplies Israel with solar power and, in exchange, Israel supplies Jordan with desalinated water. The agreements, which were enabled by the Abraham Accords, are a crucial step in advancing sustainable development in the Middle East and deepening cooperation between the three countries. 

“This project is an opportunity for all countries involved to bolster the use of innovative energy technologies and to counter water scarcity in the region,” wrote the Senators. “It will also foster economic, diplomatic, and technological coordination between the three countries, building on the Abraham Accords and the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty.”

“We urge full U.S. support for these projects and request that you work with the parties to leverage these projects to build a more prosperous future for the region. Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to receiving an update on your efforts to ensure these projects’ success,” the Senators concluded.

The full text of the letter can be found here.