Kushner: Trump Team Working On Middle East Peace Plan Unconventional, But ‘Perfectly Qualified’

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - JUNE 21: In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on June 21, 2017 in Ramallah, West Bank. Kushner is in the Middle East to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/PPO via Getty Images)

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said Sunday the Trump administration’s team tasked with establishing peace in the Middle East is “not a conventional team, but it’s a perfectly qualified team.”

“When we were thinking how to put a team together, the president and I focused on who are the most qualified people,” Kushner said at the Saban Forum, a conference focused on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Kushner cited attorney Jason Greenblatt and White House deputy national security adviser Dina Powell as key assets in developing a long-term plan for the Middle East. Read more at The Hill.



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