Joe Biden to visit Saudi Arabia on July 15, 16text_fields
Riyadh: The White House, and Saudi Administration, confirmed on Tuesday the US President's visit to the Kingdom in the middle east. Joe Biden will visit Saudi on July 15 and 16 as per King Salman's invitation, Arab News reported.
The US President will meet the King and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and has scheduled to attend a summit of the six GCC states also attended by Egypt, Iraq and Jordan.
Welcoming the US President's visit, Saudi Embassy in Washington said that the visit would enhance the partnership between the two powers. At a time of many global issues related to health, economy, climate etc., the duo's partnership will bring peace and stability to the globe, the embassy added.
The agenda for discussion in the Saudi lists US's support for a truce in Yemen, expanding regional economic security and cooperation, advancing human rights and ensuring global food security, the White House said. This includes infrastructure, climate initiatives and discouraging Iran's threats.
However, a Saudi political analyst Dr Hamdan Al-Shehri told Arab News that the US President would face difficulties during talks with Saudi. This is because of many such as Biden's commitment to the security of his allies, his reluctance to meet allies' weapons' needs, the US's sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan and his bias in dealing with Iran's nuclear agreement. US' failure in fair handling of the current oil crisis is also inviting flak.