US President George W Bush heads to Egypt early Wednesday morning after breakfast with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh.
The agenda of talks with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in Sharm el Sheikh is likely to include a special focus on the Middle East peace process and the problems of human and weapons smuggling on the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
The two leaders are also likely to discuss the situation on the Sudanese province of Darfur, where more than 300,000 people have been killed in ethnic cleansing backed by Khartoum over five years.
The White House indicated the discussion points with Egypt before Bush left on his eight-day journey through the Middle East. The US president has visited Israel, the Palestinian West Bank, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
Bush's main interest on the trip was pushing forward the Israeli- Palestinian peace process as well as strengthening the Arabic partners against Iran's push for Middle East hegemony.
Bush is expected back in Washington early Thursday morning. ( Dpa )