Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is scheduled to meet with the President of the United Arab Emirates during his visit to the country this week, Bloomberg reports.
McConnell is leading a Republican delegation to the region after traveling to Germany last week for the Munich Security Conference, where he is expected to meet United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to Bloomberg.
Senators Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Thom Tillis (RN.C.), Ted Budd (RN.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) Tibritt (R-Ala.).
The meeting with Mohammad, who was appointed ruler after the death of his brother last year, came as OPEC’s decision to maintain its 2023 output cut target sparked anxiety around the world despite an expected rise in global oil demand.
In October 2022, OPEC decided to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day in response to falling oil prices. But as countries such as China reopen after years of COVID-19 lockdowns, demand for oil is sure to increase, leading many to believe the market will tighten. While some have lobbied the group to reconsider its decision to cut production, members have so far rejected those calls.
McConnell also held talks with Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman earlier this week.