Baghdad US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that he will travel to the Middle East “in the next few days”, following the entry into force of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.
“I will visit the region in the next few days and I look forward to meeting the (Israeli) foreign minister and other Israeli, Palestinian and regional officials,” Blinken said on Twitter Thursday evening.
For his part, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that Blinken spoke by phone with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi, who “welcomed Secretary Blinken’s upcoming trip to the region, where the Secretary of State will meet in the coming days with his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts and regional counterparts to discuss recovery efforts and work together in building a better future for Israelis and Palestinians. “
It is noteworthy that the cease-fire decision between Israel and the Palestinian factions came into effect at 2 am today, Friday, with Egyptian mediation, 11 days after the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. “
Source: National Iraqi News Agency