US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has plenty on her agenda for a three-day trip to Qatar to garner support for the West's propositions of implementing sanctions for Iran's nuclear program.
Clinton had to delay her trip one day as her husband Bill underwent a medical procedure at a New York hospital, BBC says.
US President Barack Obama visited Egypt last June, calling for a "fresh start in relations with the Muslim world," Al-Jazeera reports. Clinton's speech is expected to be a follow-up on the same theme, focusing on Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements.
Clinton is expected to meet with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim al-Thani, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
A big piece of her agenda for her first ever trip to Saudi Arabia is to assure the Chinese that sanctions against Iran would not impose any loss of revenue, said BBC reporter Kim Ghattas.
Clinton will speak Sunday at the US-Islamic World Forum, which is held by the Qatari government and the Brookings Institution from Washington.