WASHINGTON Feb 3 The White House confirmed on
Monday that President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia
in March to meet with King Abdullah to discuss a range of
security issues in the Middle East that have caused some strains
in the bilateral relationship.
The visit, which comes at the end of an Obama trip to the
Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, will include discussions about
"Gulf and regional security, peace in the Middle East,
countering violent extremism, and other issues of prosperity and
security," the White House said in a statement.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)