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Saudi FM discusses Gaza cease-fire in phone call with US Secretary of State

Thu, 2021-05-27 15:06

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister and the US Secretary of State discussed on Thursday the cease-fire in Gaza.
During a phone call, Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Antony Blinken reviewed bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between their countries, along with cooperation on regional and international challenges.
The officials expressed their support for the cease-fire between Israel, Hamas, and other parties in Gaza, and discussed efforts to reduce risks of further conflict, the State Department said.  
Blinken also raised the importance of international support for humanitarian and development efforts in Gaza.
The call comes after the Secretary of State ended a Middle East tour on Thursday that aimed to consolidate the cease-fire that ended the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas.
He visited Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo and Amman during his tour.

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