Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son in law and adviser, will tour the Middle East at the end of February.
Anadolu Agency said that the US official is expected in other Gulf countries, such as UAE, Oman, and Bahrain.
Israeli news outlets reported that Trump’s special envoy to the region Jason Greenblatt will accompany Kushner during his tour, which aims to discuss the economic aspects of the US peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
According to American media, the Trump administration is expected to release details of the peace plan immediately after the April 9 elections in Israel.
Since the Trump administration announced its intention to rekindle the peace process, it has so failed to garner the necessary support from most of its Arab allies.
With the exception of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt who initially supported Trump’s plan, most countries of the region have expressed skepticism about Trump’s ability to broker a fair plan that respects the rights of the Palestinians to statehood.
Arab countries’s skepticism became more apparent following Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Jerusalem.
After Trump’s announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestine will boycott the US peace plan for the conflict.
“The United States are no longer an honest mediator in the peace process. We will not accept any plan put from the United States,” he said during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macro in December 2017.
Morocco was among the countries that deplored Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.