U.S. Secretary of State Blincol will visit the Middle East soon to meet with Palestinian and Israeli officials
China News Service, May 21. According to Agence France-Presse, the US State Department said on the 20th that US Secretary of State Blincoln will visit the Middle East “in the next few days” and hold meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
p > U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement that Brinken had a conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenaz and Ashkenaz “welcome Brinken’s plan to visit the area.”
Price said that Brinken will meet with officials from Israel and Palestine in the next few days to discuss “recovery and reconstruction, and work together to build a better future for Israel and the Palestinians.”
On the 20th local time, the conflict between Palestine and Israel in the Gaza Strip entered the 11th day. Hamas and Israel finally reached a ceasefire agreement, which came into effect at 2 o’clock on the 21st.
Price said that Brinken welcomed the Israeli Foreign Minister’s confirmation of a ceasefire between the two parties. Earlier in the day, Brinken announced that he was ready to go to the Middle East “at any time.”