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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL16758, tabled on 27 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Peace to Prosperity workshop convened by the United States in Bahrain.

Answered on

8 July 2019

‚ÄčThe UK was represented at the Peace to Prosperity workshop by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. We welcome US efforts to support the development of the Palestinian economy. It is important that economic discussions complement a political process, which is ultimately required to unlock lasting and sustainable economic growth for Palestinians and overdue peace in the region. A peace deal and the lifting of access and movement restrictions would generate the ultimate economic dividend not only for the Occupied Palestinian Territories but also for Israel, Jordan, Egypt and the wider region. The UK's longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process remains that we support a negotiated settlement leading to a two-state solution based on 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states.