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UK’s Raab discusses Middle East with Trump adviser Kushner

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a Cabinet meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign minister Dominic Raab discussed the Middle East peace process on Thursday with Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, a British statement said.

“They welcomed the historic Israel-UAE normalisation deal, and discussed wider US efforts to facilitate the normalisation of ties between Israel and Arab States,” a foreign office spokesman said.

“The Foreign Secretary (Raab) updated Mr Kushner on his recent visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and his encouragement of a return to cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships, as a first step on the road to a renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also attended part of the meeting with the visiting Kushner.

“The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were clear about their commitment to a negotiated two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)

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