May 26th, 2009
03:38 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama to visit Saudi Arabia on June 3

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will begin next week's trip to the Middle East and Europe with a visit to Saudi Arabia, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Tuesday.

Obama will meet with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh on the evening of June 3, Gibbs said. He will spend the night in Saudi Arabia before flying to Egypt the next morning.

Obama is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited speech on relations between the United States and the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4.

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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Claudia in Houson

    When you enter someone else's house, you enter with respect and not disrespect and ignorance otherwise your visit isn't welcome. I expect our president to follow protocall.

    May 26, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. john

    These saudi's are real American heros.

    May 26, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. alvino


    Nice comments. By the way how is the weather up there in Dick Cheney's butt? I'll bet you feel safe there.

    May 26, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Obamaisakissass!

    Better bring an extra case of chapstick and some kneepads,Obama Bin Laden!

    May 26, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. alvino

    The calls that Bush is getting from Obama begin with, "What on Earth were you thinking, George?"

    May 26, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. fools, fooled by obama

    the blame America tour continues...don't forget to kiss the sand.

    May 26, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. Randolph Carter

    Maybe they'll let him stay in the Bush family suite. Have a nice day!

    May 26, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. hh

    Please Obama don't bow to the Saudi King this time, or NEVER again.
    Don't go holding hands either...Let them honor our customs and traditions this time. We are their best cutomer!!
    Ok CNN remove it as always.

    May 26, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. The Complete Moron

    TCM May 26th, 2009 4:17 pm ET

    At least Bush never bowed down to the muslim radicals…..of course, birds of a feather stick together.

    No- he just held hands with them and gave them a big smooch.
    I would think a homophobe like you would have a problem with that.

    You should take your own advice

    your ignorance of the real world is revealed each time you post here; like some sort of glee club cheerleader. Get a job, get a life….pay your own way.

    May 26, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. w.l. jones

    We are a country of many nation ,so why not repect all of them. As for as contacting previous adminstration experience is your best teacher live by it because some people dont understand the dept of our leadership in this country.

    May 26, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  11. Moderate Republican

    I'm looking forward to this speech in Egypt.....

    May 26, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. ken

    Is he going to go apologize to them too?

    May 26, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  13. Jefe

    Ken, why would President Obama apologize to Saudi Arabia? Because he won the seat vacated by their Favorite Son, George W. Bush? I know you Neoconservatives are hurting for Saudi Arabia because the Royal Family's favorite American Political Dynasty is no longer in power, but your comment makes no sense. President Obama has only apologized for actions performed by the previous administration which were patently un-American, and went against our morals, our principals, our Constitution, and our best interests. Leave the senseless soundbytes to the Oxycontin addicts.

    May 26, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Jefe

    I love the comments about President Obama bowing. Would you rather your president bow in a respectful way to a world leader and a close ally (and an extremely close friend of the Bush Family), or would you rather he do as George W. Bush did, hold hands and make out with him?

    May 26, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. JT

    TCM – Weak...... Just like George W. Bush's begging and groveling at the Saudi's feet. And they just told him "no". Weak and embarrassing.

    May 26, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Dutch/Bad Newz, Va

    @ TCM

    I must have touched a nerve. I can't help that people in your party of whackos can't keep their feet from out of their mouths. And you my friend just proved that point for me.

    May 26, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  17. Tulsa

    What a moron.

    May 26, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  18. Linda from Minnesota

    I can't believe the amount of hate on these posts. Did all of you spend your afternoon listening to your messiah, Rush? My gosh, the hate in your hearts will consume you. Let the man do his job and if you don't like what he's doing, run for office yourself.

    May 26, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. Tulsa

    Keep it up right wingers! Every time you say "bow" or "teleprompter" or "appologize", you make the point to the 80% of people in this country who do not call themselves Republican that they have made the correct decision.

    Oh, and to PeeWee, don't wet your bed tonight!

    May 26, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  20. elliott

    Maybe he'll just stay. They love it when he bows down to all those foreigners. He's made himself their lapdog.

    May 26, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Tulsa

    Greg in AR May 26th, 2009 4:19 pm ET,

    Thank you for your service and that of your son. Thank you for a heart felt best wishes for our President too. Lots of us on the right and left could learn a thing or two from you.

    May 26, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
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