Despite skepticism campaigns questioning the occurrence of the visit as well as its accomplishments, US President Joe Biden arrived in the region, and the Jeddah American- Arab Gulf Summit was concluded with broad headlines, the most important of which is Biden’s admitting the mistake of American withdrawal from the region, and thus his visit was culminated in restoring the Gulf-American relations to the correct path.
The American return to the Middle East would not have happened if it weren’t for the return of the Arab player to assume his role in the Middle East, as the participation of the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq with the leaders of GCC in the Jeddah Summit demonstrated the willingness of the Arab moderation forces to play a greater role in ensuring their interests, the affairs of the region and their relationship with the world.
The United States will remain an active and cooperative partner in the Middle East, and it will not withdraw and leave behind a void for China, Russia, or Iran.
Washington is a partner in deterring Iran’s interference and is committed to preventing it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Washington supports partnerships, the integration of air defense systems, and ensuring the region’s countries’ ability to defend themselves.
These were the prominent outlines in President Biden’s speech, and the details are to be defined along the way, as these were the headlines for a new beginning in the relationship between the US and the Arab Gulf states and the region.
Of course, this beginning remains in the testing phase, after Washington realized that it is dealing with a regional partner that has redefined its goals, and Washington is no longer its only horizon as it transforms and searches for its interests everywhere, and it must be dealt with accordingly.
The policy of the US must be formed with a new mentality so that it can build this strategic relationship on deeper foundations and written commitments to make it upright and sustainable, not only with the Arab Gulf countries but also with the moderate Arab countries in their approach to the world.
Today, our region can start a new and different phase, characterized by real coordination and solidarity, harmonious and unified goals, standing as one cohesive unit, and speaking one language among themselves and with the countries of the world, with the US at its forefront, as the oldest strategic ally and the most important partner for the Arab Gulf states.
The region is facing a different approach, with a clearer American-Gulf and Arab coordination. In Jeddah, the dialogue was direct, friendly, transparent, and realistic regarding issues of security, politics, and energy.
In conclusion, the future of the region requires a shared and serious vision that prioritizes security and stability, as well as dealing with security and political challenges and cooperation regarding achieving comprehensive economic development.
The choice is clear to everyone in the region, and it is between countries looking for peace, development, progress, and prosperity or countries preoccupied with malicious intentions and spreading terrorism and chaos.