The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President's Travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in March 2014
As part of regular consultations between our two countries, President Obama will travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in March 2014 to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The President looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the enduring and strategic ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as ongoing cooperation to advance a range of common interests related to Gulf and regional security, peace in the Middle East, countering violent extremism, and other issues of prosperity and security. The President will travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following his travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.