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Mnuchin to Visit Middle East for First Time Since Pandemic Began

  • Next week’s trip follows focus on U.S. stimulus negotiations
  • Treasury secretary’s itinerary expected to include Israel
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to travel to the Middle East next week for the first time since the pandemic, as prospects dimmed for the U.S. stimulus legislation he’s been negotiating.

Mnuchin is tentatively expected to travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, although the plans could still change, people familiar with the plans said, speaking on condition of anonymity as preparations continue. Mnuchin, who has visited the region at this time of year annually since 2017, is set to meet with counterparts.