For his first visit to the kingdom since taking office last year, US President Joe Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday from Israel.
Biden was welcomed at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah by the Emir of Mecca region, Khalid Al-Faisal.
During his two-day visit to the kingdom, the US president is scheduled to meet with Saudi King Salman and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
On Saturday, a US-Arab summit will also be held in Jeddah to be attended by Biden, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.
Paving the way for allowing Israeli flights over the kingdom, Saudi Arabia announced that it would open its airspace to all carriers on Thursday.
Until ending the decades-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel and opposes normalization with Tel Aviv.
In his current regional tour that included Israel and the West Bank, Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the last stop.