White House Senior Advisor Meets in Rabat Senior Moroccan, UAE & Omani Officials

President Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is touring the Middle East region to push for the controversial US peace plan, made on Thursday a stopover in Rabat where he is believed to have conferred with Moroccan officials, according to local web site le360.

Nothing has been disclosed about these talks. This is the second visit of Trump’s son-in law to Morocco after his trip made last May.

While in Rabat, final stage of his second Middle East tour that led him to Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Kushner and his accompanying delegation reportedly met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, who is on a private visit to the North African Kingdom.

According to Jerusalem Post, the US delegation meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was initially scheduled in the UAE but it ultimately took place in Morocco, where he also met with Oman’s Foreign Minister Yousouf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.

During his trip, Mr.Kushner was accompanied by special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, special representative for Iran Brian Hook and deputy assistant to the president Avi Berkowitz.

Earlier on Thursday, the US delegation held talks in Cairo with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on “ways to consolidate peace and stability in the region,” a statement released by the Egyptian presidency said.

Palestinians reject the US Mideast peace plan saying it fails to address key demands such as the establishment of their own independent state with Eastern Al Quds as its capital.

Moroccan government has condemned lately the demolition by Israel of Palestinian buildings in East Jerusalem, saying the move violates international law and undermines the peace agreements signed by the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI is chairman of Al Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He supports the Palestinian people in defending their just cause and recovering their legitimate rights to an independent State on the basis of the borders of June 4, 1967 with Eastern Al Quds as capital, and within the framework of the two-state solution.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced lately the suspension of all agreements signed with Israel, describing the Israeli move as an act of “ethnic cleansing”.

 

“We will not bow to dictates and imposing of a fait accompli by force in Jerusalem and elsewhere,” said Mr. Abbas, stressing that “there is no peace, no security and no stability in our region and the whole world without our Palestinian people achieving their full rights”.

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