Saudi Arabia… the completion of the leaders participating in the Jeddah

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The arrival of the Gulf and Arab leaders participating in the Jeddah summit on Saturday was completed, with the participation of US President Joe Biden in his first visit to the Kingdom since his assumption of the presidency.

Biden will participate in the summit, coming Friday, from visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, along with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

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According to the Saudi Press Agency, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received, on Saturday, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, his Kuwaiti counterpart, Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Saudi Crown Prince also received Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister and Special Representative of the Sultan of Oman.

The King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Jordan, King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

On Friday, the Saudi Crown Prince received his Bahraini counterpart, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, at Jeddah Airport.

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The summit is known as the “Jeddah Summit for Security and Development”, according to official Saudi media.

This is Biden’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office on January 20, 2021, and the 12th for the eighth US president in 5 decades.

He is the first American president to travel from Israel to the Saudi city of Jeddah.

The visit comes after a “tension” in Saudi-American relations, especially with Biden’s accession to power, according to observers, before the latter talked about reorienting relations with the Kingdom.