Blinken discusses Gaza plan with Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken visits the Czech Republic

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held separate phone calls on Friday with foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan, the State Department said, to discuss a proposal to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and secure the release of hostages.

The top U.S. diplomat, conducting the calls on the plane as he flew back to Washington from Prague, underscored to his counterparts that the proposal is in the interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Costas Pitas)