Blinken to visit Saudi Arabia this week for strategic cooperation
Blinken is scheduled to attend the US-Gulf Cooperation Council meeting on June 7.
In a statement, the department detailed that Blinken would travel to meet with officials to discuss "US-Saudi strategic cooperation on regional and global issues and a range of bilateral issues including economic and security cooperation," the statement said.
The State Department stated Blinken would discuss strategic collaboration and regional issues.
According to the announcement, Blinken will attend the US-Gulf Collaboration Council (GCC) ministerial meeting on June 7, where he will address strengthening collaboration with GCC partners on security, stability, de-escalation, regional integration, and economic possibilities across the Middle East.
The following day, Blinken will co-host a ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State terror group.
According to the statement, Blinken intends to emphasize the coalition's important role in confronting the region's ongoing terrorist threat.