WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas on Thursday to discuss President Joe Biden's upcoming trip to the Middle East.
Secretary Blinken stressed the US commitment to improving the quality of life of the Palestinian people in tangible ways and the Administration's support for a negotiated two-state solution, according to a statement by State Dept. Spokesperson Ned Price.
The Secretary also emphasized the importance of thorough, transparent and impartial investigations into the circumstances of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing in last May.
On June 14, the White House said President Biden will visit Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Israel between July 13 and 16. (end)