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'Peace to Prosperity' Conference in Bahrain

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June 26, 2019 at 9:46 am

Palestinians hold banners as they gather to protest against a conference, which is the workshop, scheduled for June 25 and 26, in Bahrain’s capital Manama, related with a “Deal of the Century” plan in Ramallah, West Bank on 15 June 2019 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The “Peace to Prosperity” conference has kicked off in Bahraini capital Manama.

Called by Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, the conference is intended to unveil the economic elements of his long-awaited “deal of the century”.

Kushner opened the conference last night with a speech lauding the deal as “a framework for a brighter future […] a vision of what is possible with peace.”

With a packed schedule of speakers today, MEMO will be live blogging all the latest updates.