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Jared Kushner made an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, made an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia last week, his third trip there this year, a White House official told ABC News.

Kushner, who has been tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East, left for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and came back to the U.S. on Saturday, and was joined by Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration's Middle East envoy. During the trip, Greenblatt also went to Cairo, Amman, Jerusalem, and Ramallah.

"While these regional talks will play an important role, the president reaffirms that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties and that the United States will continue working closely with the parties to make progress toward that goal," the White House official told ABC News. "No deal will be imposed on Israelis and Palestinians; we are committed to facilitating a deal that improves conditions for both parties." He would not divulge the names of people Kushner met with while in Saudi Arabia.