The capital of Bahrain will host, on June 25 and 26, an international conference on the economic side of the “Deal of the Century”, under the theme “peace and prosperity”. Should be present, finance ministers from countries of the European Union, the League of Arab States, Asia and Palestinian investors, a source at the White House said.
For now, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is the only international leader to confirm his presence at Manama, saying in a statement that he is “looking forward to participating in the discussion” on the project of a “vision which will offer Palestinians new opportunities,” reports Israeli media.
Will Morocco be present at an event that Mahmoud Abbas seems to welcome with little enthusiasm? Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told reporters that “Palestinians were not consulted about the conference.”
As a reminder, the kingdom has been removed from negotiations on the “Deal of the Century”. Jared Kushner’s visit to Rabat, announced by some media last February as part of a tour of some Arab countries, did not take place.