John Kerry will make his first trip to Israel as the Biden administration’s climate envoy later this week.
While in Jerusalem, Kerry “will hold meetings with officials regarding global cooperation to combat the climate crisis,” the State Department says.
The statement does not specify whom Kerry will be meeting with.
Kerry is not a particularly popular figure among many coalition lawmakers, following his intense efforts to broker a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians during his time as secretary of state for former US president Barack Obama.
The stop in Jerusalem will be part of a broader foreign trip for Kerry, which will include visits to Amman — where he’ll attend the royal wedding of the Jordanian crown prince — and Dubai and Oslo.