Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia this month, where he will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prior to his election, he ruled that Saudi Arabia should be treated as a “pariah” state because of the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
IThis is a major turnaround for Joe Biden. While the American president had promised to treat the kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a “pariah”, he finally decided to go to Riyadh at the end of June to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the American press reported on Thursday June 2. Speculation of such a move in June was rife, but, according to the New York Timesit is now in effect.
The President of the United States “has decided to go to Riyadh this month to rebuild relations with the oil kingdom as he seeks to lower gas prices at home and isolate Russia on the international scene “. There, “he will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman”, nicknamed “MBS”, as well as other leaders of Arab countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, the daily added. .
He said that the logistical details and the timetable had yet to be confirmed but that the visit would be added to a trip already planned for the end of June to Israel, Germany for the G7 summit and Spain for that of NATO.
“In the interest of the United States”
Le Washington Post also reported on the trip, quoting anonymous officials, stressing that the “tete-a-tete” with the powerful prince would take place after several “discreet” missions in the rich Gulf country of his council.