According to a report in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, a meeting of
senior officials from the United States, the European Union, Israel and
possibly Egypt is to convene in Copenhagen next week to discuss how to
stabilise the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Denmark’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed a meeting is to take place, but it
remains unclear as to what level of officials will take part in the meeting,
or what the official agenda is.
Quoting Israeli officials, Yedioth Ahronoth says that the Copenhagen meeting
is to “discuss the influx of arms smuggling from Iran to Hamas in Gaza. This
following the commitment made by European nations and the US as part of the
January 16th deal between then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni”.
According to the report, other topics on the agenda include the allocation and
deployment of troops and naval vessels to stop smuggling.
Earlier this month, Denmark and the Netherlands said they were ready to
support a reintroduction of EU monitoring of the border between Gaza and
Egypt when that becomes possible.