PoliticsAntony Blinken arrives in Egypt amid escalating violence in the Middle East

    Antony Blinken arrives in Egypt amid escalating violence in the Middle East

    The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, as part of a tour of the Middle East which will also take him to visit Israel and the West Bank, the scene of an escalation of violence that in recent days has caused the death of about twenty people.

    The American’s visit is also intended address how to “strengthen security and peace in the region” of North Africa and the Middle Eastespecially in Libya and Sudan, a country immersed in a political process to put an end to a coup that ended the democratic transition.

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    Upon his arrival in Egypt, Blinken met with US embassy officials in that country where he thanked them for their work.

    Thank you @USEmbassyCairo for your dedication and service to the American people and the US-Egypt relationship. Wonderful to see the team and see their hard work first hand”, he pointed out on his Twitter account.

    Before traveling to the Middle East, the US official said that this fourth trip was to deepen bilateral relations and ties between peoples.

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    “My fourth trip to the region as Secretary underscores our commitment to deepen bilateral relations and ties between peoples, promote human rights and strengthen regional and global security,” he said on his social media.

    Once you leave Cairo, Blinken will visit Jerusalem and the West Bank until Tuesday while in Israel he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuthe most far-right and religious in the history of the Jewish State and whose measures have provoked demonstrations against his Government.

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    The escalation of violence in the region that Blinken visits left eleven Palestinians killed last Thursday in a military incursion in the West Bank and, over the weekend, two attacks in Jerusalem killed seven Israelis.

    With information from Efe.

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    Source: La Opinion

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