Monday, June 17, 2019

West Wing Reads: Bahrain Workshop on Palestinian Economy is the Opportunity of a Generation

Bahrain Workshop on Palestinian Economy is the Opportunity of a Generation

“This is exciting -- an opportunity of a generation. We are grateful to the Kingdom of Bahrain for extending the invitation to [the Trump Administration] to host the June 25 and 26 workshop with them for the benefit of Palestinians and others in the region, offering us a unique opportunity to communicate our economic vision,” White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes in CNN.

“This workshop will facilitate discussions on an ambitious, achievable vision and framework for a prosperous future for Palestinians . . . President Trump is informed by previous attempts at peace but not encumbered by them. He is seeking a realistic resolution and a brighter future for all those burdened with this conflict.”

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