The U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Martina Strong thinks the U.S. is unquestionably the most essential diplomacy star in the Middle East.
Her remarks come approximately one year after President Joe Biden threatened “consequences” for Saudi Arabia after the OPEC kingpin slashed oil production in addition to its allies versus Washington’s desires.
Biden’s administration has actually been significantly peaceful about current OPEC+ output cuts, nevertheless, even as oil costs have actually rallied near $100 a barrel.
The U.S. is looking for to manage a fragile balancing act in the area, especially as it promotes the normalization of ties in between Israel and Saudi Arabia and reacts to China’s growing impact.
Saudi Arabia has actually just recently revealed indications of guiding towards China and Russia after reviving relations with Iran through Beijing- moderated talks and getting an invite to sign up with the emerging economies’ BRICS alliance.
Asked by CNBC’s Dan Murphy whether the U.S. stayed the most essential diplomacy star in the area, Strong responded, “Absolutely. I have no doubt about it. Our leadership is really unquestioned and apparent in every, I would say, region of the world — and this is no different.”
Strong stated the U.S. is “working very closely together with the UAE and with our other partners here in the region on our core national security priorities as well as our national economic priorities.”
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman (L), India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) and U.S. President Joe Biden participate in a session as part of the G20 Leaders’ Summit at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on September 9, 2023.
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“When it comes to security, President Biden has put forward a very positive, strong vision for our cooperation with the region. It’s based on diplomacy, it’s based on deterrence, de-escalation and, at the end of all this, of course, is prosperity,” she included.
“We’ve been doing that successfully here in the UAE for over 50 years, and we look forward to doing so for many years to come. I would say what is perhaps unique about our partnership with the UAE is how future-oriented and forward-looking that partnership is.”
Strong stated the U.S. and UAE would continue to collaborate in action to the environment crisis. The UAE will host the police28 environment conference fromNov 30 through toDec 12.
— CNBC’s Ruxandra Iordache added to this report.