Morocco to Attend Bahrain Conference on Middle East Peace


Rabat – Morocco along with Egypt and Jordan have allegedly confirmed their participation in the US-sponsored economic forum, which will take place in Bahrain on June 25-26.

International news outlets, including Saudi news channel Al Arabiya quoted an official from the Trump administration, who confirmed Morocco’s participation.

Morocco has not officially confirmed its participation in the forum. The news comes a few weeks after the visit of senior US adviser Jared Kushner to Morocco.

Kushner  arrived in Morocco for an official visit, in which he  was received by King Mohammed VI on May 28.

The visit was part of Kushner’s tour ahead of Washington’s economic conference, which seeks to encourage investment in Palestinian economy.

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The conference will not address the political component of the so-called Deal of the Century, which the Trump administration seeks to impose as the only way to end the decades long conflict between Palestine and Israel.

Speculations over Morocco’s participation also comes after Morocco denied that it had been informed of the content of Washington’s peace plan to end the Palestine-Israeli conflict.

On June 8, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said that the Moroccan government does not know yet of “any peace plan for the resolution of the conflict.”

“Morocco does not know yet of the content of any peace plan and will express its position when it will be informed about the details of the initiative,” he said.

The Moroccan official said that Kushner’s visit aimed to discuss the diplomatic relations between Rabat and Washington and recent developments in the Middle East.

Bourita reiterated Morocco’s full support for the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Palestinian Authority has vowed last month that it would  boycott the conference, calling on Arab states to abstain from taking part in the conference.

So far, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have confirmed their participation in the Bahrain conference.