Kushner’s tour aims to pave the way for support for the Trump administration’s economic deal as part of the Middle East Peace Plan,known as the “Deal of the Century.”
Rabat – Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is expected to make a second stop in Morocco. The visit seeks to gain support for the US economic project as part of the Middle East peace plan known as the “Deal of the Century.”
International correspondent at the Washington-based National Public Radio Daniel Estrin quoted an anonymous US official, saying that Kushner is “visiting the Mideast with stops to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and Morocco.”
Kushner started his tour on Wednesday, July 31, when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of his tour.
Andalou Agency reported that the official is expected to share details of the “Deal of Century” plan, which aims to resolve the Israel Palestinian conflict in favor of Israel.
The deal focuses on an economic development approach in Palestine. Kushner told CNN in an interview that the deal’s focus will be the finding of a “realistic and viable” political future for the region.
The Palestinian Authority, however, refused US mediation, especially in the wake of the US embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Kushner’s expected visit to Morocco will be the second in less than three months. Kushner first visited Morocco in May, when he was received by King Mohammed VI.
The US adviser arrived in Morocco as part of his tour in preparation for the US-sponsored economic conference held in Bahrain in June with the participation of Morocco.
A US official tells NPR that Jared Kushner is visiting the Mideast with stops to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and Morocco.
— Daniel Estrin (@DanielEstrin) July 31, 2019
Kushner’s May visit touched on “bilateral relations and developments in the Middle East,” according to Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.
Concerns were raised during Kushner’s visit, especially as Morocco has long shown unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
Rumors also emerged that Kushner disclosed information on his country’s Middle East Peace plan in Morocco.
However, Bourita said that the government does not know yet of “any peace plan for the resolution of the conflict.”
“Morocco does not know yet of the content of any peace plan and will express its position when it will be informed about the details of the initiative,” Bourita said in May.
In June, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated its unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
Bourita said that Morocco’s position on the Palestinian cause is “constant.” He emphasized that the country is steadfast in its stance to support the establishment of an “an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”