Obama to visit Saudi Arabia in March
By David Nakamura – 3 February, 2014 – Washington Post
President Obama will make his second trip to Saudi Arabia in March, the White House announced Monday, in a bid to reassure a key U.S. ally about the administration’s policies in the Middle East.
Obama will meet with King Abdullah during the trip, which was tacked on to the end of a three-country tour of Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, where Obama will meet Pope Francis. The Wall Street Journal first reported the trip last week, citing Arab officials who said the relations between the two governments was “deteriorating.”
The president’s trip comes after Secretary of State John F. Kerry visited Saudi officials in January. …more