In addition to the President and President Joe Biden, several heads of state from countries in the Gulf area will be gathering together.
The White House announced Tuesday that President Biden will embark on a Middle East tour in July, visiting Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia.
Along with meetings with world leaders, the July 13-16 trip will include discussions on a variety of topics, including security, energy, climate change; human rights; and Iran’s growing threat.
The White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre indicated in a news release that US President Joe Biden will travel to the Middle East between July 13 and 16 to “reaffirm the US commitment to Israel’s security and prosperity and attend a GCC+3 summit.” As part of his efforts to advance the diplomatic, economic, and security objectives of the United States, he will also meet with his counterparts from throughout the country.
According to a senior administration official, President Biden will be visiting an area in Israel that is protected by Iron Dome, a system that deflects rockets launched from Palestinian territory. Iron Dome was developed by the Israeli government. An official stated that funding for Iron Dome is a priority for both the administration of President Joe Biden and Congress.