Biden arrives in Saudi Arabia on 1st trip as U.S. president

U.S. President Joe Biden landed in Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon for an official visit to the kingdom, reports citing Xinhua.

Saudi Arabia is Biden's final stop during his first trip to the Middle East as president of the United States. He visited the kingdom at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Biden is scheduled to meet the king and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. He will also attend a joint conference on Saturday with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states, as well as leaders from Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq.

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