“To do these things, we have to deal directly with countries that can affect those outcomes. Saudi Arabia is one of them, and when I meet with Saudi leaders on Friday, my goal will be to foster a strategic partnership moving forward based on mutual interests and responsibilities, while upholding the values Basic American”.
In his op-ed, Biden also said he would focus on a more integrated and stable Middle East, describing the region as “essential to global trade and the supply chains on which we depend” while also noting how critical the Middle East’s energy supplies are. Sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.
“And a region that meets through diplomacy and cooperation — rather than disintegrated through conflict — is unlikely to give rise to violent extremism that threatens our homeland or new wars that could place new burdens on US military forces and their families,” Biden said.
The president is also scheduled to travel to Israel during the visit. He promoted US security assistance to the country in his article, while also noting that “working with Congress, my administration has returned nearly $500 million in support of the Palestinians.”
Biden is scheduled to travel to the region on Wednesday.
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