White House aides Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt will separately travel to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to talk with Israeli and Palestinian leaders about possible next steps in achieving a peace deal, according a Monday report.
Greenblatt, a top national security aide, will arrive in the Middle East on Monday, while President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Kushner, will make the trans-Atlantic trip on Wednesday.
"Excited to be traveling back to Israel and the Pal. Territories to continue the discussion about the possibility of peace," Greenblatt tweeted Sunday evening.
Excited to be traveling back to Israel and the Pal. Territories to continue the discussion about the possibility of peace.— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) June 19, 2017
The visit comes nearly a month after Trump's first foreign trip, which included stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican and parts of Europe. While overseas, Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about arriving at a peace agreement between the two parties.
The White House has continued to speak with leaders from both countries in the weeks since the face-to-face meetings.
"It is important to remember that forging a historic peace agreement will take time and to the extent that there is progress, there are likely to be many visits by both Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometimes separately, to the region and possibly many trips by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington D.C. or other locations as they pursue substantive talks," a White House official told Reuters.
This week's in-person talks with Kushner and Greenblatt are intended to discuss both nations' "priorities and potential next steps" on the matter.