Press Statement
Robert Wood
Acting Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
April 27, 2009


Special Advisor Ross will travel to the Middle East beginning April 28 to discuss with Gulf and Egyptian leaders issues of mutual and regional concern. This trip will further advance the U.S. commitment to renewed diplomacy in the region and ongoing consultations with partners. He will travel to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt. Special Advisor Ross will be accompanied by NSC Senior Director Puneet Talwar and CENTCOM Deputy Commander Lieutenant General John R. Allen.



PRN: 2009/384