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US State Department stresses Washington's support for reopening Rafah crossing

Fri 10 May 2024 | 08:37 AM
Basant Ahmed

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry diplomatic efforts to prevent the spread of the conflict in Gaza, Matthew Miller, Spokesperson for the US Department of State said.

Blinken expressed to his Egyptian counterpart Washington’s support for the reopening of the Rafah crossing and the continued flow of aid, stressing that his country rejects any forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.

Blinken confirmed to his Egyptian counterpart Biden's position that the United States does not support a major military operation in Palestinian Rafah.

Blinken thanked his Egyptian counterpart for Egypt’s diplomatic efforts aimed to work to reach a ceasefire agreement in Gaza.