UN deputy Mideast envoy to attend U.S.-sponsored Bahrain conference

Jamie McGoldrick, the UN's deputy Middle East coordinator, will attend the roll-out of a new US peace plan in Bahrain (AFP Photo/MAHMUD HAMS)

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-13 05:08:30|Editor: Mu Xuequan

UNITED NATIONS, June 12 (Xinhua) — The deputy UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process will be representing the world body at a U.S.-sponsored economic workshop in Bahrain over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said a UN spokesman.

Jamie McGoldrick’s attendance was confirmed by Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday.

The Bahrain conference, scheduled for June 25-26, is understood to deal with the economic aspects of a new Middle East peace plan being crafted by Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor.

Though the details of the new U.S. peace plan have not been out yet, it is already being rejected by the Palestinians. The upcoming peace plan represents “conditions for surrender,” Palestine’s Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told an informal meeting of the UN Security Council last month.

The Palestinian leadership, which has been at loggerheads with Washington after Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, is boycotting the Bahrain conference. The Palestinians are rejecting Washington’s mediation role in their conflict with Israel.

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