Trump to send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace: official

President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner to the Middle East soon to meet with regional leaders and discuss a “path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks,” a White House official said on Friday.

U.S. negotiator Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will also be on the trip.

According to the official, the trip will include meetings with leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

“While the regional talks will play an important role, the President reaffirms that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties.’’

The official said that the U.S. will continue working closely with the parties to make progress towards that goal. (Reuters/NAN)

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