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U.S. to hold workshop in Bahrain




(MENAFN) The United States will hold an international economic "workshop" in Bahrain next month to encourage investment in the Palestinian areas as the first part of President Donald Trump's coming Middle East peace plan.

The conference will assemble government and business leaders to help kick off the economic portion of the broader U.S. peace initiative, which is also expected to include proposals for resolving thorny political issues at the heart of the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump has advertized the coming plan as the "deal of the century" but Palestinian officials have opposed the U.S. effort, which they believe will be heavily biased in favor of Israel.

Trump's Middle East team appears intent on focusing initially on the potential economic benefits despite deep skepticism among experts that they can succeed where decades of U.S.-backed efforts have failed.

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U.S. to hold workshop in Bahrain

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