UK's Raab welcomes Israel-UAE deal, discusses Middle East peace process with Kushner

Reuters , Thursday 3 Sep 2020

Both UK's Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson discussed with Jared Kushner, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and reaffirmed UK commitment to a negotiated two state solution.

Dominic Raab
(Photo courtesy of Dominic Raab official twitter account)

Foreign minister Dominic Raab discussed the Middle East peace process on Thursday with Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's senior adviser, a British statement said.

"They welcomed the historic Israel-UAE normalisation deal, and discussed wider US efforts to facilitate the normalisation of ties between Israel and Arab States," a foreign office spokesman said.

“The Foreign Secretary (Raab) updated Mr Kushner on his recent visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and his encouragement of a return to cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships, as a first step on the road to a renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace process."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also attended part of the meeting with the visiting Kushner.

"The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were clear about their commitment to a negotiated two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

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