Antony Blinken flew to Israel to participate in the Israeli-Arab summit and negotiations on Iran and Ukraine.
According to the Department of State, Antony Blinken plans to meet on March 27 with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who tried to mediate an end to the month-long Russian-Ukrainian war.
The office of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called Blinken’s upcoming meeting with his colleagues from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt, which will be held on March 27-28, “historic.”
The summit will take place at a hotel in southern Israel, near the place where the country’s founder, its first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, is buried.
As part of his trip, which will also focus on Iran and regional security issues, Blinken intends to visit the West Bank, Morocco and Algeria. In Ramallah, he will meet with the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, the Department of State said.