Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saudi and his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken Discussed by phone the ‘strategic’ partnership between their countries and cooperation in dealing with regional and global challenges, Saudi state TV reported on Thursday.
Blinken ended a Middle East tour on Thursday aimed at shoring up a ceasefire that ended the worst fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian militants. He visited Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo and Amman.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Blinken also spoken with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al – Thani.
In both calls, Blinken underscored the importance of bringing together international support for humanitarian and development efforts in Gaza, Price said.
Qatar on Wednesday said it will provide $500 million to help rebuild Gaza.