Posted: 11.01.2024 11:00:00

Blinken said Arab countries ready to work to rebuild Gaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the authorities of four Arab countries and Turkiye have assured Washington that they are ready to co-operate and participate in planning for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip after the end of the conflict, TASS reports


Antony Blinken said Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkiye would consider participating in planning for Gaza’s future. He said, “The leaders agreed to co-operate and co-ordinate efforts to help Gaza stabilise and recover, outline a political path for the Palestinians, and work toward long-term peace, security and stability in the region as a whole.”

Blinken also added that the region’s leaders are ready to undertake ‘the necessary commitments and make the difficult decisions to realise goals and advance their vision for the region’. However, Blinken did not specify what role countries could play in the future of Gaza. But to implement any of the options, financial assistance from rich states – the UAE and Saudi Arabia – will be useful.