The United States, along with Bahrain, will hold an economic "workshop" to promote investment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, "which could be facilitated by a peace agreement," the White House said Sunday.
"Peace to Prosperity will facilitate discussions about an ambitious, achievable vision and framework for a prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region ," the statement said .
The conference in Manama, June 25-26, aims to bring together government, economic, and civilian politicians to gather support for potential economic investment and initiatives that would be possible with peace Agreement, it said in the statement.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly praised his plan for peace between Palestinians and Israelis as the "Deal of the Century". The peace plan was put together without the participation of the Palestinians.
Key Issues of Politics
Trump's Middle East team, led by his son-in-law Jared Kushner and regional commissioner Jason Greenblatt, first appears to focus on the potential economic benefits of the plan, although experts are deeply skeptical that they will succeed decades of US-backed efforts have failed.
a two-state solution, a central goal of other peace efforts.
"Economic progress can only be achieved with a sound economic vision, and when key policy issues are resolved," Kushner said in a statement Sunday. "We look forward to soon presenting our vision of how we can bridge key policy issues."
He added, "The Palestinian people, along with all the people of the Middle East, deserve a future of dignity and opportunity to improve their lives."
"Typical Trump Game Book"
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane in Washington said the statement "really follows only the typical Trump game book when it comes to foreign affairs" economic benefits for any political or diplomatic changes that the White House wants.
It's not a strategy that worked elsewhere, such as in North Korea.
Kuchner is expected to invite finance ministers and finance ministers from around the world to the June event.
"They want to focus on four areas: infrastructure, other industries, empowerment and investment in people, and government reform for the Palestinian people.
" This is a government that has taken away hundreds of millions of dollars from the Palestinians in aid to the Palestinians and the United Nations. The demand that other countries replace this money remains to be seen how well it will be received. "
US officials had previously announced that the peace plan would be introduced after the Muslim fast Ramadan month, which ends in early June.
The announcement of the investor- However, workshops seem to create the conditions for a sequential publication of the plan, beginning with the economic plan in late June, and later, at some point, not yet clear, the policy proposals.
Al Jazeera and news agencies