It is confirmed publicly by several sources that US President Joe Biden will be travelling to Saudi Arabia in the near future, which could include talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Promoting Middle East peace
A trip to Saudi Arabia isn’t on the horizon, but if it does take place, President Biden says it will be for the purpose of promoting Middle East peace.
In late June, according to people familiar with the situation, President Biden plans a trip to Saudi Arabia alongside trips to Europe and Israel. Read More
Jamal Khashoggi Killing
It was just announced that Biden still considered Salman a “pariah” because of his alleged role in the killing. And dismemberment of a political opponent, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in Turkey in 2018.
The crown prince’s image as a reformer was tarnish by the murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi government has denied that he was involved in any criminal acts.
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden said in a statement that he would not change his stance on human rights. But as president of the United States, he has a responsibility to bring peace if he can, and that’s what he intends to do.
Improve ties with Saudi Arabia
The purpose of Biden’s trip would be to improve ties with Saudi Arabia at a time when the US is looking for ways to reduce gasoline prices. Read More
Biden will attend the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit
Biden will attend the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, sources say. The GCC is a regional union make up of the Gulf Arab states of Oman, Bahrain Kuwait, the State of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Travel Plan Of Biden
When asked about rumors’ of an upcoming visit, President Biden said, “I’m not sure when I’m going.”
My travel plans could include a meeting with Israelis and Arab countries at the same time. That would include Saudi Arabia. But Biden says he hasn’t made any plans to visit at this time.
OPEC+ and Yemen
OPEC+ and Yemen agreed to increase oil output by 200,000 barrels in July and August. Which increases the likelihood of a visit by President Joe Biden.
Salman’s role in extending the Yemen ceasefire was acknowledge by the White House, a rare occurrence.
Saudi Kingdom’s close relationship with Donald Trump Ex President
With the ultraconservative kingdom’s close relationship with Donald Trump before Biden’s presidency.
According to reports, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law. And top adviser, had formed a close friendship with the prince known only by his initials “MBS.”