India, Israel, US, UAE are I2U2, summit next month

What is the News?

The US President will host a virtual summit of I2U2 Grouping in July,2022.

What is I2U2?

I2U2 is the grouping formed by four nations-India, Israel, UAE and the US. The countries share various common global issues including food security crisis and defense.

When is the first summit of I2U2?

The first summit of I2U2 nations will be held in a virtual mode in July 2022 where the four nations will discuss the food security crisis and other areas of cooperation. 

What is the significance of I2U2 Grouping?

The grouping of the four nations- India, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and the United States met for the first time under a new framework in October 2021. 

At that time, the grouping of the four-nation was called ‘International Forum for Economic Cooperation’.

Moreover,  the Ambassador of UAE to India had referred to the new grouping as the ‘West Asian Quad’.

Now the four nations group will officially be called I2U2 where I stand for India and Israel and U stand for the US and UAE.

Source: The post is based on the article “India, Israel, US, UAE are I2U2, summit next month” published in Indian Express on 15th June 2022.

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