UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (NNN-XINHUA) – The Security Council will hear a briefing behind closed doors from Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, on the U.S.-proposed Middle East peace plan, on Thursday, the council president said.
“The understanding is that, the United States will request closed consultations, in order to brief council members on the American plan. The idea, as I understand, will be that Kushner, as the special envoy, would be participating in that meeting,” said Belgian UN ambassador, Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, whose country holds the Security Council presidency for the month of Feb.
The closed-door meeting will be held between noon and 1.00 p.m. EST (1700 and 1800 GMT), he told reporters.
The Security Council will also hold a meeting with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, on Feb 11.
Trump on Tuesday revealed a controversial Middle East peace plan designed by Kushner (himself a Jew), which calls for a two-state solution, while recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital.”
In an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters, in Cairo on Saturday, Arab foreign ministers, unanimously agreed to boycott the U.S. plan and not to cooperate “in any way” with Washington, in its implementation.– NNN-XINHUA