Blinken to visit the Middle East

Source : 112 Ukraine

US Secretary of State to hold talks with Foreign Ministers of Israel, Palestine and other countries
12:36, 21 May 2021

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that he intends to visit the Middle East in the coming days. He made the corresponding statement on Twitter.

"I will be traveling to the region in the coming days and look forward to meeting the Foreign Minister and other Israeli, Palestinian, and regional leaders," said the Secretary of State.

He also shared that he spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi today and welcomed his confirmation that the parties have agreed on a ceasefire mediated by Egypt.

A ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian groups from the Gaza Strip entered into force at 02:00 local time. As local media reported, on the eve of the ceasefire, the Israeli army attacked 30 missile sites in Gaza. Over the past few days, they have launched 430 attacks on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad missile targets, killing 20 terrorists.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has already welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

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