President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will journey to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week as a part of negotiations to finish a longtime boycott of Qatar
By MATTHEW LEE Related Press
November 30, 2020, 2:20 PM
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will journey to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week as a part of negotiations to finish a longtime boycott of Qatar.
Kushner, together with Mideast envoy Avi Berkowitz and former particular consultant for Iran, Brian Hook, will attempt to negotiate with Gulf leaders over the dispute, a White Home official mentioned. The official spoke on situation of anonymity because the official was not licensed to publicly talk about the journey.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates lower ties to Qatar in June 2017 as a part of a wider political dispute over Doha’s help of Islamists, its relationship with Iran and different issues. The 4 nations additionally launched an financial boycott, stopping Qatar Airways flights from utilizing their airspace, closing off the small nation’s sole land border with Saudi Arabia and blocking its ships from utilizing their ports.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The nation can be dwelling to the sprawling Al-Udeid Air Base, which hosts some 10,000 American troops and the ahead headquarters of the U.S. army’s Central Command.
This can be Kushner’s final journey to the area as President Donald Trump has only some extra weeks in workplace. President-elect Joe Biden will likely be inaugurated Jan. 20.