Bahrain: Kushner opens 'Peace to Prosperity' economic conference

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner kicked off the 'Peace to Prosperity' conference with a speech and short presentation on the economic aspect of Washington's Middle East peace plan, in Manama on Tuesday. «My direct message to the Palestinian people is that despite what those who have let you down in the past tell you, President Trump and America have not... Еще given up on you. This workshop is for you.» said Kushner. The advisor added that «agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to resolving what is a previously unsolvable political condition.» Kushner further described his plan as «the most comprehensive economic plan that has ever been created specifically for the Palestinians and for the broader Middle East» and said that if it is implemented, it can «double the GDP of the Palestinians» and «create over a million new jobs.» The two-day 'Peace to Prosperity' workshop ends on Wednesday. The economic plan lists 179 possible infrastructure projects, including a highway between the West Bank and Gaza. However, the proposal has been met with hostility by Palestinians frustrated by the discounting the possibility of returning to their former homes.

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