On Friday, President Joe Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia with the goal of strengthening ties with the country while also tackling other issues, such as the regional conflicts and the growing .
Biden is making his first trip to Saudi Arabia since taking office, and he will also be meeting Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country's crown prince, for the first time.
King Salman greeted Biden at the Royal Palace and the two shook hands. After this the US President will attend a large gathering
The region's future, especially the prospect of stronger connections between Saudi Arabia and Israel, as well as the fluctuations in the world's oil supply, are in flux.
On the third day of a four-day trip around the Middle East, Biden arrived at the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. He met with Israeli authorities over the course of the first two days.
Prior to departing for Saudi Arabia, he travelled to the West Bank on Friday to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority.
Prior to Biden's arrival, the Saudis made a step toward improving relations with Israel by announcing early Friday that they were opening their airspace to "all aviation carriers."
The move, according to Biden, is "an significant step towards constructing a more integrated and stable Middle East region."