Palestinians do not want Bahrain assembly, they want peace: finance minister

CAIRO: Palestinians don’t want this week’s U.S.-led Bahrain assembly to develop their nation, they want peace, Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara mentioned on Sunday.

The June 25-26 convention within the Bahraini capital Manama, which the Palestinian Authority is boycotting, will talk about U.S.-led proposals for an financial imaginative and prescient to be offered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a part of a wider plan to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli battle.

The $50 billion plan envisions a worldwide funding fund to carry the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies.

“We don’t want the Bahrain assembly to construct our nation, we want peace, and the sequence of (the plan) – financial revival adopted by peace – is unrealistic and an phantasm,” Bishara mentioned on the sidelines of a gathering of Arab finance ministers in Cairo.

In an deal with to Sunday’s assembly on the Arab League headquarters, Bishara cited the “bitter expertise” of the Palestinians for the reason that 1993 Oslo Accords, together with the U.S. resolution to chop support to the U.N. Aid and Works Company (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees.

“We’re cautious and skeptical of what’s referred to as the deal of the century – or what was referred to as a few days in the past, the chance of the century,” Bishara mentioned.

Sunday’s Arab finance ministers’ assembly was referred to as to debate the Palestinian funds deficit, which Arab League Secretary-Common Ahmed Aboul Gheit put at $700 million for the present 12 months.

The finance ministers mentioned they had been dedicated to activating a monetary security web for the Palestinians of $100 million a month, agreed upon at earlier Arab conferences, Emirates Information Company (WAM) mentioned.

The ministers will work to activate the security web “in help of the state of Palestine in dealing with the pressures and monetary crises it’s uncovered to,” WAM mentioned.

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