Web Desk. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Jordan on Wednesday on the last leg of his diplomatic mission after Egypt. The purpose of his visit is to strengthen the agreement between Israel and Hamas to end the 11-day war.
A day before arriving in Egypt and Jordan, Blinken held detailed talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. According to news agencies AP and Reuters, Antony Blinken met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and other senior officials.
The US Secretary of State later left for Jordan and met with King Hussein of Jordan. Anthony Blankenship has vowed to “seek international support” for the reconstruction of the devastated Gaza Strip while promising that any aid to the region will not reach Hamas.
Instead, they are trying to strengthen Hamas’s rival and the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority. The US Secretary of State has set modest goals for the trip. This is his first official visit to the Middle East as Foreign Secretary. The main objectives of the visit are to help rebuild Gaza and reduce tensions in Jerusalem.
However, he acknowledged that the United States had no immediate plans for peace talks between the two sides and had done little to address the root causes of the decades-long conflict. He hoped to create an environment that could lead to dialogue.
After meeting with the Egyptian president, he described US diplomats as a “real and effective partner” who helped end the Gaza war and help “build something positive.” ۔
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is thought to have spoken to US President Joe Biden last week before and after the ceasefire was announced. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told Antony Blinken that the latest developments between Israelis and Palestinians have confirmed the need for direct talks between the two sides, including Washington.
The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Washington and Cairo had agreed to strengthen their ties to strengthen the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and begin the process of reconstruction.
Egypt and Jordan are both important allies of the United States and have peace agreements with Israel, often acting as mediators between Israel and the Palestinians.
According to the Associated Press, after meeting with the King of Jordan, the US Secretary of State told reporters that “a ceasefire was important.” We see the ceasefire not as an end, but as a start to something.
He added our first priority is to meet the immediate needs of two million people in Gaza and to create better conditions in which we can try to move forward.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said before leaving Egypt for Jordan, I think we both strongly believe that the Palestinians and the Israelis deserve to live in security.