WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's key oil facilities, said the U.S. State Department on Tuesday.

Pompeo will travel to the Saudi city of Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, on Sept. 17-19, said the statement.

In Jeddah, the top U.S. diplomat will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the recent attacks on the Kingdom's oil facilities and "efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region," according to the statement.

In Abu Dhabi, Pompeo will talk with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the UAE, to discuss regional and bilateral issues, the statement added.

Pompeo's trip came after Saturday's drone attacks on oil production facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia, which has raised global concerns over the broader Middle East and led to the surge of global oil prices.