To do these things, we must deal directly with the countries that can affect these outcomes. Saudi Arabia is one of them, and when I meet with Saudi leaders on Friday, my goal is to strengthen our strategic partnership moving forward. We share common interests and responsibilities as we adhere to core American values.
Biden also noted his focus on a more integrated and stable Middle East, “vital to global trade and the supply chains on which we depend,” noting the importance of Middle East energy supplies. Sanctions on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.
“And a region united by diplomacy and cooperation — rather than riven by conflict — is unlikely to create violent extremism that threatens our homeland or new wars that could overwhelm U.S. military forces and their families,” Biden said.
The President is also scheduled to visit Israel during this visit. “Working with Congress, my administration has returned about $500 million to support the Palestinians,” he said.
Biden is scheduled to travel to the region on Wednesday.