Antony Blinken begins his first visit to Cairo to strengthen Gaza ceasefire

AA / Cairo

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently began an official visit to Cairo to discuss strengthening a ceasefire in Palestinian territories following tensions between Palestinian factions and Israel in Gaza.

The newspaper “Al-Masri al-Youm” (private newspaper) reported that “Blinken arrived in Cairo on Wednesday as part of a tour of the Middle East to discuss a ceasefire in Gaza.”

This is the first visit of the United States Foreign Minister to Egypt since he took office.

According to the local press, including the Al-Shorouk newspaper, Blinken will meet with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shaukri during his visit, which is expected to last several hours.

Blinken’s trip to Egypt is part of a tour of the region that began on Tuesday, with the Secretary of State’s visit included stops in Israel and Ramallah, and it is also expected that a cease-fire to include Jordan Consolidation will be discussed.

At dawn last Friday, after an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip for 11 days, where more reside, a ceasefire came into force in Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza, with Egyptian mediation.

Israel’s aggression against Palestinian territories killed 287 people, including 69 children, 40 women and 17 elderly people, along with more than 8,900 injuries, 90 of which were classified as “very serious”.

* Translated from Arabic by Munir Benaur.

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