Washington, 28 November 2023 (TDI): The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
Secretary Blinken thanked him for the successful release of hostages in a peaceful deal between Hamas and Israel.
Additionally, the US Secretary Blinken adopted several CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) in order to initiate a humanitarian truce between Hamas and Israel with the help of regional leaders.
In this regard, Secretary Blinken reiterated the robustness of the relationship between the United States and Qatar, underscoring its vital role in upholding regional security and stability.
Secretary Blinken expressed appreciation for the secure recovery of four-year-old American Abigail Idan. He acknowledged Prime Minister Al Thani’s announcement that both parties had reached an agreement to prolong the humanitarian pause in Gaza for the next 48 hours.
In their discussions, the two leaders emphasized the significance of a continuous influx of supplementary humanitarian aid to benefit the civilian population in Gaza.
Furthermore, massive protest has been recorded in the West since the attack on Israel by Hamas, a militant group in Palestine. However, Secretary Blinken wanted to extend this truce for a longer period of time in this catastrophic war with thousands of casualties on both sides.
Moreover, the Biden administration has faced several internal challenges from his Democratic Party where a few party members belong to the left of the center.
Secretary Blinken, in meetings with Middle Eastern leaders, took decisive actions to broker a humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas. The Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, and the UAE were actively involved in these discussions. As a result of these concerted efforts, a humanitarian truce has been successfully established on multiple fronts.