The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
12:14 P.M. AST
PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, Mr. President, welcome. It’s good to see you.
PRESIDENT AL SISI: Thank you.
PRESIDENT BIDEN: I’d like to start by thanking you for the incredible assistance you have provided in bringing the Gaza matter to a — to an end. I know there is a lot of work to be done, but you were — you were extremely, extremely helpful.
And I’m looking forward to working with you on a lot of other things. I think, at least from the U.S. perspective, there is a great deal of merit in us working more closely together. You’re a valuable, valuable friend.
So I’m looking forward to talking with you about a whole range of issues. Again, thank you for being here.
PRESIDENT AL SISI: (As interpreted.) Allow me, Mr. President, to thank you very much for this opportunity and to stress the strategic relationship. And we’re standing ready to take it to a whole new level on all fronts. 12:16 P.M. AST