Kushner meets with Abbas in bid to renew peace process

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 22, 2017 01:11

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump's top advisor met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.




Kushner meets with Abbas in bid to renew peace process (credit: REUTERS)

"President Trump is committed to working to reach a serious peace deal," Jared Kushner said, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news site.

US President Donald Trump's top advisor and son-in-law, along with Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, met on Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the president's residence in Ramallah.
 
Nabil Abu Rudeinah, Abbas's spokesperson, said that all issues were discussed in-depth including final status issues such as refugees and prisoners and that Abbas affirmed during the meeting his support for a two-state solution with the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
 
"The President renewed his commitment to achieving a just and comprehensive peace based on international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative," Abu Rudeinah told Wafa.
 
Earlier on Wednesday, Kushner, Greenblatt, and US ambassador to Israel David Friedman met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

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Following the meeting, the White House issued a statement saying “the three United States officials discussed Israel's priorities and potential next steps with Prime Minister Netanyahu, acknowledging the critical role Israel plays in the security of the region.”

In addition, the statement said that the Israeli and American officials “underscored that forging peace will take time and the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment conducive to peacemaking.”


Adam Rasgon and Herb Keinon contributed to this report.

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