| 17 June 2024, Monday |

Blinken to travel to Saudi Arabia next week: State Department

The State Department announced on Friday, that the top US diplomat is traveling to Saudi Arabia next week to meet with Saudi officials.

“Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Saudi Arabia June 6-8 to meet with Saudi officials to discuss US-Saudi strategic cooperation on regional and global issues and a range of bilateral issues including economic and security cooperation,” State Department Spokesman Matt Miller said.

Blinken will also participate in a US-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial to discuss the growing cooperation with Gulf partners to promote security, stability, de-escalation, regional integration, and economic opportunities across the Middle East, Miller said.

Blinken and his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, will co-host a ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.


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