Saudi Arabia is considering a three-way meeting between Saudi, American, and Israeli officials during or after US President Joe Biden’s visit to Riyadh next week, according to a senior Saudi official.
The official – a political advisor to Saudi regent Mohammed bin Salman – was cited by Ynetnews as saying that the possibility of such a meeting is being examined by Riyadh.
A scenario in which a senior Israeli figure like National Security Council head Eyal Hulata, director of Israeli intelligence agency David Barnea, or Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz joins Biden’s team in the Gulf Arab state has reportedly been mentioned in US-Saudi talks.
The possibility is also being examined in Washington and Tel Aviv, while the Biden administration has said it was working toward a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Salman recently expressed openness toward the Zionist entity, highlighting the two sides’ shared regional and geopolitical interests. There is also speculation of a possible normalization of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to the report.
US President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the occupied territories, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia from July 13 to July 16 on his first Mideast trip since taking office.
Last week, he said the aim of the visit is to “deepen Israel’s integration in the region.”
Source: Israeli media