According to a statement by the spokesperson for US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday, the US official will visit Palestine and Israel this week.
Spokesperson Emily Horne expressed that US State Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert and Deputy Assistant to President Joe Biden Brett McGurk will also join Sullivan.
The announcement reads that, during the visit, Sullivan will meet Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and key government officials, “addressing the danger presented by Iran and to underscore the US commitment to Israel’s security.”
Another planned meeting will be conducted under the co-chairing of the fourth Strategic Consultative Group (SCG) with Sullivan’s Israeli counterpart Eyal Hulata.
Horne also added that Sullivan would meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, with the intention of further “strengthening US-Palestinian relations and achieving peace and security for Palestinians and Israelis alike.”