The European Union on Tuesday said the US administration long-awaited Middle East peace plan must consider the “legitimate aspirations” of both Israel and the Palestinians, after top officials in the bloc were briefed on the proposal by White House official Jared Kushner, as the Times of Israel said.
Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, met in Brussels with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. A statement from the EU said the two listened to Kushner’s “ideas and underlined the fundamental interest of the European Union for a lasting and sustainable peace and stability to the region.”
“The economic development of the whole region is crucial. It must be accompanied by viable political solution that takes into account the legitimate aspirations of both the Palestinians and the Israelis and the agreed international parameters,” the EU statement said.
The US is to lay out an economic component of the plan, which has been spearheaded by Kushner, on June 25 and 26 in Bahrain, where Gulf Arab states are expected to make pledges to boost the troubled Palestinian economy