King Charles will hold talks with Arab leaders this month to discuss a road map for peace in Gaza, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
He is hoping his close working and personal ties to Arab royals might boost diplomatic initiatives and is holding bilateral discussions, according to sources.
Where the meeting will take place?
It is understood the meetings will take place in Dubai ahead of the COP28 climate summit, beginning on November 30, where Charles will deliver an opening address on December 1.
Sources told the MoS that Charles will use the visit to hold talks with regional leaders to ‘promote interfaith harmony and dialogue’.
Experts think he will try to ‘nudge diplomacy efforts forward’ by discussing the release of Israeli hostages and more humanitarian aid.
Charles will act as a respected global statesman. He has long been profoundly interested in the Arab world.
How West can win the war on terror
It is known he believes the West only stands a chance of winning the war on terror by dealing with the Israel-Palestine question, which he refers to as ‘the real toxin’ infecting the whole world.
The King is well respected in the Gulf States and Middle East, not least for his sympathetic speeches about Islam. He has studied the Koran and has even learnt Arabic.
The Royal Family also maintain relationships with rulers in the Middle East through horse racing.
Last summer Charles and Camilla were pictured at Royal Ascot with the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.
The conflict in Gaza disrupted a US-brokered deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia that would have normalised relations between the countries, bringing Saudi Arabia more firmly into the US security fold and eliciting Israeli commitments on the Palestinian issue.
The MoS understands that while Charles may not meet directly with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), he could communicate with him by proxy through the King of Bahrain and the Sultan of Oman.
In August, it was reported the Saudi prince was set to officially visit the UK later this year, when King Charles would entertain him.