Donald Trump to meet tech CEOs on government overhaul

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During his remarks on Monday, Kushner spoke about actions the administration was taking to improve government efficiency.

Two top advisers to President Donald Trump, including his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, will return to Jerusalem this week to push for restarted peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Chris Liddell, director of strategic initiatives for the Trump administration, told CNBC earlier to day that the summit will especially focus on cloud and cybersecurity.

Also on the council's agenda: modernizing the government's technology infrastructure and keeping its computers safe from cyber attacks.

Trump in March signed an order to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions.

The tech CEOs and White House also plan to discuss Trump's review announced in April of the USA visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country.

He added that his office is "working with hundreds of talented civil servants", and that they "have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives". Cook, the Apple CEO, requested that computer coding be taught in every public school. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos encouraged the government to use commercial technology to save money and develop artificial intelligence to improve government services.

The US president, who visited the region last month, has apparently put Kushner and Greenblatt in charge of the issue. Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact.

Some technology executives have clashed with Trump over his decision to exit the Paris climate accord. On immigration, Trump said he would help tech companies get the talent they needed.

Silicon Valley and Donald Trump have disagreed on many issues, most notably Trump's recent decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord and issues surrounding immigration.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration was focusing on technology this week.

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