The Jeddah Summit for Security and Development Launched today, Saturday, in the presence of US President Joe Biden and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, in addition to Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened the Jeddah Security and Development Summit with a speech in which he called on Iran not to interfere in the affairs of countries in the region, and Biden thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the summit.
In his speech at the summit, Biden stressed that The US would not move away from the region and leave a vacuum to Russia and China, and he accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East.
The US president noted that Washington would never allow Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
He pledged to strengthen air defenses and early warning to counter air threats in the region.
Biden welcomed the role of regional countries in supporting the ceasefire in Yemen and said that the ceasefire has reached its fifteenth week and we will work to resolve the crisis there.
He also said there will be free trade agreements and Saudi investments in Jordan and others, stressing that the United States will not allow external forces to restrict water straits in the region.
On his part, the Saudi Crown Prince mentioned that the region and the world are facing major challenges, calling on Iran to cooperate and not interfere in the affairs of countries in the region.
Mohammed bin Salman expressed his hope that the summit will establish good relations between Arab countries and the US, noting that the Jeddah summit is being held at a time when the world is witnessing great challenges.
The Saudi crown prince stressed that the global economy is linked to the stability of energy prices, and “we must continue to pump investments in clean energy,” adding that “the Kingdom has previously announced an increase in its production capacity to 13 million barrels.”