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El Othmani says he is not aware of Rabat’s participation to the US peace plan conference

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Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani. / Ph. DR

Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani told Turkish news agency Anadolu, Wednesday, that he is not aware of Morocco’s «participation» to the Bahrain conference, scheduled for June 25 and 26 to unveil the economic portion of the United States’ Israeli Palestinian peace plan, aka the Deal of the Century.

«I came back from Geneva yesterday night and I know nothing about the topic», El Othmani told Anadolu on the sidelines of a seminar held in Rabat.

On Tuesday, a White House senior official told media that «Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have informed the US that they will attend», the conference in Manama. 

Contacted Tuesday by Yabiladi, a diplomatic source from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation couldn’t confirm reports on Rabat’s participation in Bahrain’s conference. The same source insisted that Morocco’s position on the conference was voiced by Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita during the weekend.

Indeed, Bourita commented, Saturday June 8, during a press briefing held while his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian was visiting Morocco, on Donald Trump’s senior advisor Jared kushner’s recent visit to Rabat.

The Minister stressed that Kushner flew to Morocco to «discuss questions related to North Africa» and did not «focus on the Middle East peace plan». The Minister said that «Morocco is not aware of the details of this initiative».

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