The US State Department said it welcomed the trilateral summit on Tuesday between the leaders of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Israel, who met in Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on the economic impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the growing influence of Iran in the region.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters that US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley has been in close consultations with Gulf partners.
In their first tripartite meeting, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
The talks addressed the repercussions of global developments, especially concerning energy, market stability, and food security.
Media and political sources said that the meeting also included a discussion of Iranian influence.