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Biden: Saudi Arabia’s ‘historic decision’ helps build more integrated Middle East

US President Joe Biden speaks at Ben Gurion Airport, July 13, 2022 (Screen grab)
US President Joe Biden speaks at Ben Gurion Airport, July 13, 2022 (Screen grab)

In a new statement this morning, US President Joe Biden says Saudi Arabia’s “historic decision” to open its airspace to planes flying to and from Israel “is an important step towards building a more integrated and stable Middle East region.”

He says he will do “all that I can, through direct diplomacy and leader-to-leader engagement, to keep advancing this groundbreaking process.”

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