Assistant Secretary Leaf’s Travel to the Middle East
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf is traveling to the Middle East from November 14-20. During this trip, she will meet with regional partners to discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict, including efforts to ensure this crisis never happens again, increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza, evacuate foreign nationals, and ensure the immediate and safe return of all hostages. She will travel with a senior U.S. delegation to Israel and the Gulf, including to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain, where she will attend the Manama Dialogue to discuss regional security issues and share policy responses.