US President Barack Obama to visit Saudia and Gulf Countries
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama to visit Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries in order to restore their ties.
Obama is scheduled to arrive in Riyadh on Wednesday where he will meet with King Salman and hold talks on the ongoing regional situation and to counter extremism.
Obama will also participate in Gulf Cooperation Council and meet with leaders of member states.
As per report, Obama will discuss regional matters of security issue and strategy to counter ISIS.
A senior adviser to Obama, Rob Malley said “As you hear more coming out of the summit, there’s been agreements reached to increase our cooperation on counter terrorism, streamlining the transfer of critical defense capabilities to our GCC partners, bolstering GCC ballistic defense systems, and defending against the cyber threat.”
Relations are worsened between Saudi Arabia and US as Obama hosted a summit with Gulf leaders at the Camp David presidential retreat last year which was not attended by Saudi Arabia. Rob Milley claimed that relationship between two countries has been developed since then and both countries have held meetings at all levels in the last 12 months.