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Bahrain Hosts "Peace to Prosperity" Workshop in Partnership with US

2019-05-20 - 8:06 am

Bahrain Mirror: The governments of United States and Kingdom of Bahrain issued a joint statement announcing that Bahrain will host an economic workshop entitled "Peace to Prosperity" in Manama on Jun 25 and 26.

Some observers said that this workshop could be a step to declare the economic aspect of the deal of the century.

Bahrain News Agency published a joint statement saying that Bahrain will host this workshop in partnership with the United States. The statement said "'Peace to Prosperity' will facilitate discussions on an ambitious, achievable vision and framework for a prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region, including enhancements to economic governance, development of human capital, and facilitation of rapid private-sector growth. If implemented, this vision has the potential to radically transform lives and put the region on a path toward a brighter future."

 This workshop is a pivotal opportunity to convene government, civil society, and business leaders to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.

"I look forward to these important discussions about a vision that will offer Palestinians exciting new opportunities to realize their full potential.  This workshop will engage leaders from across the entire Middle East to promote economic growth and opportunity for the people in this important region," said United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.

"The ‘Peace to Prosperity' workshop underscores the close strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States as well as the strong and shared interest in creating thriving economic opportunities that benefit the region," stated Bahrain Minister of Finance and National Economy Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

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