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Official: Israel to be at US-led Bahrain peace workshop

June 17, 2019 at 3:24 am

Likud lawmaker Israel Katz [Adi Cohen Zedek/Wikipedia]

Israel will attend the US-led Mideast conference in Bahrain slated for June 25-26, officials announced Sunday,

Anadolu reports.

“Israel will be at the Bahrain conference,” Foreign Minister Israel Katz told Channel 13 News.

Katz made his remarks on the sidelines of a conference in New York sponsored by Israeli daily the Jerusalem Post.

“Israel has a significant role to play in promoting ties with pragmatic Arab countries in the region,” he said.

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According to Katz, the main part of these efforts will be the planned Bahrain Peace to Prosperity economic workshop.

The workshop, scheduled for June 25-26, will reportedly be headed by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior White House adviser and son-in-law, and his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt.

Four Arab states — the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and host country Bahrain — have all stated that they will be participating in the conference.

A senior White House official also said that Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco had also confirmed their attendance.