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Cheney to Visit Saudi Arabia

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has announced plans to visit Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah.

The vice president's office said Wednesday that Cheney and the King will meet Saturday to discuss issues of mutual interest related to developments in the mideast region.

The issues on the agenda are expected to be the war in Iraq, the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, and the situation in Lebanon.

President Bush has announced he will travel to Jordan next week to discuss improving the Iraq security situation with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

In a joint statement, Mr. Bush and Mr. Malaki affirmed their commitment to building a peaceful, democratic and secure Iraq. They also pledged to strengthen their bilateral partnership.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.