United States (US) President Joe Biden will make his first Presidential journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Israel and the Palestinian West Financial institution subsequent month from July 13-16, confirmed by the White Home, reviews Related Press (AP).
Throughout this go to, Biden will meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in KSA, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority leaders, together with Mahmoud Abbas within the West Financial institution.
Saying the Center East journey, White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned, “King Salman invited Biden to go to the dominion throughout a gathering within the port metropolis of Jeddah of the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations.”
The Saudi Embassy has mentioned that Biden’s go to is “to strengthen the historic bilateral relations and the distinguished strategic partnership between” the 2 international locations.
In an announcement, the Saudi Embassy said: “The dominion of Saudi Arabia seems ahead to welcoming President Biden and defining the subsequent chapters of our partnership. At a time of worldwide challenges associated to the worldwide economic system, well being, local weather and worldwide battle, the partnership between our two international locations are as crucial as ever to the promotion of peace, prosperity and stability around the globe.”
As a presidential candidate, Biden mentioned the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi-born US resident who wrote crucial articles about Saudi rulers in The Washington Submit — had made KSA a “pariah.” When Biden took cost of the presidency, his administration made clear the president would keep away from direct engagement with the crown prince and as an alternative concentrate on his engagements with King Salman.