Obama Adds Saudi Arabia Stop to Mideast Trip
By Michael D. Shear
President Obama will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a previously unannounced visit during which he will discuss Mideast peace with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, press secretary Robert Gibbs said today.
The visit will take place the day before Obama is to deliver a speech in Cairo, Egypt. In the speech, he is expected to speak broadly to the Muslim world and also discuss his hopes for peace in the region.
Gibbs said that Obama will hold no public events in Riyadh but will have a private dinner with the King and will spend the night in the city before heading to Egypt.
Following the Cairo speech, the president is scheduled to visit a former Nazi concentration camp and then help commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.
Posted at 4:13 PM ET on May 26, 2009
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