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Bahrain: Kushner opens 'Peace to Prosperity' economic conference

1 25.06.2019 Инфо

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W/S 'Peace to Prosperity' conference, Manama
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SOT, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor: "To be clear, economic growth and prosperity for the Palestinian people are not possible without an enduring and fair political solution to the conflict. One that guarantees Israel's security and respects the dignity of the Palestinian people. However, today is not about the political issues. We'll get to those at the right time. The goal of this workshop is to begin thinking about these challenges in a new way. Let's try and view this conflict and the potential of the entire region through a different lens and work together to develop a concrete plan to try and achieve it."
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SOT, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor: "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 given up on you. This workshop is for you. The vision we developed and released, if executed correctly, will lead to a better future for the Palestinian people. A future of dignity, prosperity and opportunity."
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M/S Jared Kushner speaking
SOT, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor: "Agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to resolving what is a previously unsolvable political condition."
SOT, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor: "What we have developed is the most comprehensive economic plan that has ever been created specifically for the Palestinians and for the broader Middle East. We can turn this region from a victim of past conflicts into a model for commerce, advancement throughout the world." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
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SOT, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor: "The first pillar is to unleash the economic potential of the Palestinian people and of the region, to empower the people and then to enhance the Palestinian governments. You can't do one without the other two, and you need to be doing all three at the same time in order to make this work. So if we implement this program, this is a very specifically designed program, we go down to the different projects we've build to base on a lot of work that's been done in the past, we believe overtime that we can double the GDP of the Palestinians, we can create over a million new jobs, we can reduce the unemployment rate to single digits, we can reduce the poverty rate by 50 percent." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
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SCRIPT
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 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.