U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with foreign ministers of five Arab countries last Saturday (4/11/2023) in Jordan to discuss ending the Gaza War.
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal Bin Farhan was among the foreign ministers participating in the meeting.
This note provides a comprehensive overview of the following:
- Secretary Blinken’s attempts to add the subject of Saudi-Israeli normalization of ties to the meeting’s agenda
- Prince Faisal’s response to such attempts, and Secretary Blinken’s reaction
The note also delves into Saudi and U.S. coordination for a humanitarian truce in Gaza and the future of normalization talks from a Saudi standpoint.