Biden, Saudi crown prince pose for 'family photo'

STORY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Jordanian King Abdullah were also in attendance.

Biden landed in Saudi Arabia on Friday (July 15) as part of his first Middle East trip as president.

That encounter has drawn criticism at home over human rights abuses.

He had promised to make Saudi Arabia a "pariah" on the global stage over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but ultimately decided U.S. interests dictated improving relations with the world's top oil exporter and Arab powerhouse.