US Secretary of State to travel to Jordan and Israel — State Dept

By Thomson Reuters Apr 28, 2024 | 3:02 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will expand his trip to the Middle East and continue onto Jordan and Israel after visiting Saudi Arabia, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Sunday.

In a statement, Miller said Blinken will focus on the effort to secure a ceasefire in Gaza that will see the release of hostages and ensure humanitarian aid into the enclave continues or increases.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Diane Craft)