US Secretary of State, Norwegian Counterpart Discuss about West Bank and Gaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met today in Iceland with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide, on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council.

During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between the two sides in the Arctic Council, the United Nations and NATO, efforts made to stop violence in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, focus on humanitarian challenges in Syria, and peace efforts in Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Top diplomats from the United States and Russia are set to square off this week in Iceland for their first face-to-face encounter that comes as ties between the nations have deteriorated sharply in recent months. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)