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Biden lands in Saudi Arabia for last leg of Mideast trip

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Air Force One lands at the airport in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 15, 2022. (Video screenshot)
Air Force One lands at the airport in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 15, 2022. (Video screenshot)

JEDDAH — US President Joe Biden has landed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank.

He will be making his way to the Al Salam Royal Palace in the coastal city before holding a pair of bilateral meetings with King Salman and his team and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and his aides.

Biden will participate in the GCC+3 summit Saturday and meet with the leaders of Egypt, Iraq and the UAE before flying home.

Among the agenda items for the trip are advancing Israel’s integration in the region, bolstering the Yemen ceasefire, and shoring up alliances with Gulf allies in order to combat the Russian invasion of Ukraine and convince them to pump more oil to lower gas prices.

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