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Egypt، Jordan will participate in US-led summit on Palestine in Bahrain

Sunday 23/June/2019 - 05:41 PM
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Translated and Edited by Hassnein Tayea
Egypt and Jordan announced their participation in the Manama-hosted Summit “Peace to Prosperity”، the economic part of “the Deal of the Century” which was orchestrated by U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisor Jared Kushner on the Palestinian-Israeli issue.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez told the state-owned news agency MENA on Sunday that Egypt will participate in the summit، which is called by Kushner as “Workshop”،due to convene on June 25 and 26 in Manama.

“In the framework of Egypt’s permanent interest in any attempts that address the economic challenges faced by […] Palestinian people، out of [Egypt’s] firm commitment to achievingthe [Palestinian] legitimate aspirations and rights، most importantly the right to establish an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4، 1967، and in an effort to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution، an Egyptian delegation headed by the deputy minister of finance will participate in the workshop entitled ‘Peace to Prosperity’ on June 25 and 26،" Hafez was quoted as saying by MENA.

Deputy Minister of Finance for Financial Policies Ahmed Kojak affirmed Egypt’s participation in the summit، adding in remarks to CNN that he will chair a business delegation in the international gathering.

Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday evening that Jordan will send a business delegation to the summit. The ministry added that Jordan will deal with any business proposal in accordance with its stable stance towards the Palestinian issue.

Kushner revealed in remarks to Reuters on Saturday that the U.S. administration allocated $50 billion for the Middle East plan; about half of the $50 billion will be allocated for construction projects in Gaza and for building a corridor linking the West Bank and Gaza strip. Meanwhile،the rest of the money will be divided between Egypt، Jordan and Lebanon.

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