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    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is heading a US delegation which includes presidential adviser Jared Kushner, Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook and chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett at the Washington-brokered economic forum on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

    Senior advisor to the president of the United States Jared Kushner delivered the opening speech of the ‘Peace for Prosperity’ economic workshop on 25 June in Manama, Bahrain.

    Palestinians will not be able to achieve growth and economic prosperity until they reach an enduring and fair peace agreement with Israel, Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said as he unveiled part of the Trump administration's plan to end the Middle East conflict.

    "To be clear, economic growth and prosperity for the Palestinian people are not possible without an enduring and fair political solution to the conflict. One that guarantees Israel's security and respects the dignity of the Palestinian people", Kushner said. "However, today is not about political issues. We'll get to those at the right time".

    Kushner was speaking at an international conference in Manama as he outlined the economic portion of what President Donald Trump has called the "deal of the century", the US plan to achieve Palestinian-Israeli peace.

    The economic part of the "Peace to Prosperity" plan offers solutions to how to double Palestinian gross domestic product over a 10-year period, create over a million of jobs, and reduce the poverty rate by 50 percent. It also features $50 billion in investment over the coming decade.

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