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Experts from Israel and 6 Arab countries head to Morocco to discuss coexistence

Government officials, scholars and policy experts from Israel and more than six Arab countries are convening in Morocco on Monday for a three-day meeting on education, coexistence and people-to-people ties in the region.

Why it matters: The conference, which is organized as part of the Atlantic Council and the Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation N7 initiative, aims to come up with ideas and practical proposals for regional government projects.

Flashback: The N7 conference was first convened last year in Abu Dhabi with ministers from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, Egypt and Jordan.

  • The idea was to give backing to the Abraham Accords and create another forum for engagement between Israel and countries in the region.

Driving the news: William Wechsler, the senior director for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, told Axios the conference, which will take place Dec. 5-7 in Rabat, will focus on practical ideas and projects like building platforms for regional student and youth exchanges and increasing religious tolerance.

Read More: Axios