President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain in Jeddah. The President underscored the United States’ appreciation for the longstanding strategic partnership with Bahrain, including its hosting of the U.S. Navy Forces Central Command/5th Fleet. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to strengthening defense, security, economic, commercial, and people-to-people ties.
President Biden commended Bahrain’s expanded ties with Israel through the Abraham Accords and the Negev process. The two leaders discussed mutual efforts to foster regional integration and deepen security cooperation.