The time of arrogance is over … Saudi Arabia teaches Biden a lesson
The Emir of Mecca, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, received US President Joe Biden last Friday upon his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, which is a message from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the end of the era of American arrogance.
Especially since during the previous visits of US presidents, the king of the country was keen to go out to receive them personally or to deputize a crown prince to receive them.
On Friday, US President Joe Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia, after his plane landed at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, after a visit to Israel and Palestine.
The talks session during the visit will deal with aspects of cooperation between the two countries and discuss ways to confront the challenges facing the Kingdom and the world.
For his part, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday, that US President Joe Biden will discuss energy security with the leaders of the Gulf oil-producing countries during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan added that the talks were unlikely to produce any bilateral energy announcements.
Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia
The White House had announced that the US President would meet the Crown Prince in a bilateral meeting in Jeddah.
Joe Biden held talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen, before heading to Saudi Arabia, where the two sides discussed ways to solve the Palestinian issue.
US President Joe Biden renewed his country’s support for the two-state solution, stressing that the United States will never abandon its efforts to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Biden said during a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after their meeting in Bethlehem that the Palestinian people deserve a sovereign state, and said: The Palestinian people are in pain and you can feel that.
The two-state solution
He added, “The conditions are not ready for a two-state solution due to the current restrictions on the Palestinians,” but he stressed that we must work with the Palestinians and Israelis for a better future for the region.
The US President also announced the provision of $200 million to the Palestinian people, after he announced earlier today an additional $100 million in support for East Jerusalem hospitals.