Jeddah summit... Biden discusses oil, missiles and the American presence in the presence of Al-Kazemi
Iraq is represented at the Saudi summit by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who arrived yesterday evening, Friday, in Jeddah, and met upon his arrival, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A senior US administration official told the Saudi channel, Al Arabiya, that "President Biden will discuss integrated missile and defense capabilities at the Jeddah summit, and will announce a billion-dollar funding for food security in the Middle East and North Africa."
The US President is also scheduled to discuss volatile oil prices, and ways to increase oil production to reduce high fuel prices against the backdrop of the Ukraine war.
This meeting is considered the last leg of Biden's Middle East tour, which also led him to Israel and Palestine.
Speaking with reporters on Air Force One from Israel to Jeddah, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that during the summit meeting Biden will be able to "clearly and objectively present his vision and strategy for US engagement in the Middle East," adding, "He is determined to ensure that no A vacuum in the region is being filled by China and Russia.
Yesterday, Friday, Biden welcomed the pioneering role played by Saudi Arabia in strengthening relations with Iraq, and the historic agreements that will be signed on the sidelines of the Jeddah Summit for Security and Development, on July 16, 2022, to link the electricity networks between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council in Iraq, in order to supply Iraq. Iraq and its people with new and diverse sources of electricity.
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