US Secretary Blinken Travels to Saudi Arabia as part of his most Recent Visit to discuss the Situation in the Middle East.

US Secretary Blinken Travels to Saudi Arabia as part of his most Recent Visit to discuss the Situation in the Middle East.

In addition, Blinken will have meetings in Riyadh with foreign ministers from the Gulf Arab and European countries who are in town for talks with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the World Economic Forum.

As per the State Department official, Blinken will confer with the nations regarding “day-after” plans for the reconstruction of Gaza following the war. These plans may involve providing funds for the rebuilding of Gaza, where a large number of people have been displaced, or aiding in the establishment of new governance structures while Israel works towards eliminating Hamas.

Hours after Netanyahu and President Joe Biden spoke over the phone over ongoing negotiations to stop Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of captives, Blinken arrived.

Intending to advance the elusive Israel-Hamas ceasefire and expand humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Riyadh on Monday to begin a fresh crisis tour.

This is the senior US diplomat’s ninth trip to the area since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, which sparked an Israeli military offensive in Gaza. He will also be visiting Jordan and Israel. A State Department official stated that Blinken is anticipated to have further discussions with the Saudi leadership about the possibility of normalizing relations with Israel while he is there. Following years of opposition to Palestinian independence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been encouraged by the United States to act more moderately to maintain momentum.

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