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  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled to Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt October 11-17, 2023, where he met with senior officials.  The Secretary reiterated his condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Israel in the strongest terms.  The Secretary also reaffirmed the United States’ solidarity with the government and people of Israel.  The Secretary engaged regional partners on efforts to help prevent the conflict from spreading, secure the immediate and safe release of hostages, and identify mechanisms for the protection of civilians.

  • Secretary Blinken then accompanied President Biden on his travel to Israel on October 18, 2023.



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