UK's Raab discusses Middle East with Trump adviser Kushner

LONDON, Sept 3- 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…

LONDON, Sept 3 (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 normalisationof ties between Israel and Arab States,” a foreign officespokesman said.

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

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

“The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were clear abouttheir commitment to a negotiated two-state solution,” thespokesman said.(Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)