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Blinken speaks to Tunisian counterpart on Gaza violence, both agree need for ceasefire ‘urgent’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on the phone earlier today with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi,” the former’s office says.

“The Secretary and the Foreign Minister expressed their concern about the violence in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza,” the readout adds. “Both agreed on the urgent need to restore calm and end the tragic loss of civilian life. The Secretary highlighted the importance of the strong bilateral partnership with Tunisia.”

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