The US envoy to the United Nations is visiting Israel, Palestine and Jordan

AA / Washington / Servet Kunerikok

The US envoy to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will travel to the Middle East this week to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials, her office said in a statement on Thursday.

He will travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah and Jordan as part of the trip, which starts on Sunday and ends on Friday.

The purpose of his visit is to “reaffirm the partnership that binds us together, to meet with senior UN officials and to advance US goals in the Middle East,” the UN statement said.

In Israel, he will meet with senior Israeli officials and visit the Holocaust Memorial Yat Washem, where he will lay a wreath in memory of the victims.

In Ramallah, the ambassador will continue the efforts of the administration of President Joe Biden to establish contacts with the Palestinian people.

“He will meet with Palestinian leaders and civil society in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

As part of the final leg of her journey, Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited the Jordanian capital, Amman, to “reaffirm America’s commitment to a lasting and strategic partnership between the two countries.”

“Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield would like to thank the United States for its generosity in welcoming refugees from neighboring countries,” the statement said. The humanitarian needs of refugees and the communities that provide them in Jordan. “

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the first U.S. official to visit Israel since the government of Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett was formed in June.

* Translated by Mourad Belhaj from English

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