Antony Blinken visits Cairo to consolidate Gaza ceasefire
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Cairo on Wednesday, the third leg of his Middle East tour, to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Blinken is on a diplomatic mission to bolster the truce that ended 11 days of violence between Israel and Hamas militants. Egypt has long-standing relations with both sides in the conflict and played a key role in brokering the ceasefire. Blinken has vowed to rally support to speed up humanitarian aid to the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.