Talks to include Indonesia and 4 other countries in Israeli Abraham Accords

TEL AVIV — The Abraham Accords normalizing relations between Israel and the Islamic world are taking a wider scope, with talks of expanding the Accord to include Indonesia and four other countries.

In a statement to E24 News TV, a senior official in the Israeli Foreign Ministry stated, “The goal is to normalize ties with Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, but it is a slow process and it takes a lot of time and effort.”

The official added that there are ongoing talks with other Islamic countries for normalization with Israel, for example Comoros and Maldives, and in the long run Kuwait and Qatar.

Indonesia, the largest Muslim-populated country in the world, has also been floated as likely to join the Abraham Accords, which currently included the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Morocco.

Israel does not yet have formal diplomatic relations with Indonesia, although the two countries have established commercial, tourism, and security contracts.