U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet with the leaders of other Arab nations, including Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the UAE during his Middle East tour.
The New York Times reported that Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia this month to rebuild relations with the oil-rich kingdom at a time when he is seeking to lower gas prices at home and isolate Russia abroad.
In addition, the American president will meet with his counterparts from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the UAE, according to the report.
Biden welcomed the extension of the truce in Yemen, praising the role of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Jordan in facilitating its achievement.
He asserted that ending the war in Yemen was and will remain one of the most important priorities of his administration, noting that American diplomacy will not rest until a lasting peace settlement is established in Yemen, according to Alhurra.
In previous remarks, Dana Stroul, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, has stressed that Egypt has a “constructive role” when it comes to security in Libya, the conflict in Gaza, and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
“We also believe and support that Egypt has legitimate security concerns and believe that security assistance to Egypt is a critical tool in supporting those needs,” Stroul emphasized.
“The current view of the administration is that Egypt is playing a constructive role when it comes to border security, Libya, GERD, obviously the conflict in Gaza, et cetera,” she added.