ICYMI: Rosen Leads Colleagues in Historic Bipartisan Delegation Visit to Abraham Accords Countries

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, recently led a bipartisan group of seven Senators in a visit to the Abraham Accords member countries of Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Morocco. In visiting these countries, the Senators saw firsthand how the Abraham Accords have enabled unprecedented regional integration and cooperation, and they discussed ways in which these Accords can be strengthened and expanded to bring in other countries.

CNN: Rosen, Lankford Lead Colleagues in Bipartisan Delegation Visit to Abraham Accords Countries

Rosen: “We talked about the challenges, the threats from Iran, the opportunities, how [Abraham Accords nations] can partner on water security, on food security, on energy, technology, and, of course, medical partnerships. What everyone wanted to do was be sure that they talked about peaceful coexistence in the region and prosperity.”

KLAS Las Vegas: Rosen Discussed Abraham Accords Congressional Delegation Visit

Reporter: “Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen along with a handful of other Senators on both sides of the aisle…visited nations which are part of the Abraham Accords: Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco. Rosen says the trip showed how much the Accords are helping foster peace in the Middle East.”

Rosen: “Real ties between people are what turn an agreement on paper into real, lasting peace.”

Jewish Insider: Rosen highlights potential for air- and missile-defense, water projects through Abraham Accords

By Marc Rod

Key Points:

  • Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who returned last weekend from leading a group of fellow senators on a delegation to Abraham Accords member countries, told Jewish Insider yesterday that she sees opportunities for the Senate to work this year on efforts to expand Middle East cooperation on air-defense and water-resiliency projects through the Arab-Israeli agreements.
  • It’s “particularly important that we continue to work and build on” the DEFEND Act — passed last year to promote regional air- and missile-defense cooperation, Rosen told Jewish Insider yesterday, following a press conference with other members of the delegation.
  • Rosen told JI she thinks projects like this are the best path to facilitating further expansion of the agreements — focusing on the current relationships to deliver “tangible results… to show the benefit” of the agreements to other prospective members.

POLITICO: National Security Daily: Rosen Eyes Air Defenses

By Alex Ward and Matt Berg

Key Points:

  • Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) said she sees the potential for the Senate to work this year to expand air defenses in the Middle East through the Abraham Accords.
  • Rosen’s remarks come on the heels of her trip to the Middle East with a delegation of senators, including others on the Armed Services Committee such as Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). They plan to meet with Armed Services Committee Chair Jack Reed (D-R.I.) this week to discuss the topic.