Saudi Arabia working to dazzle Trump in busy overseas visit
19 May, 2017, 08:54 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
President Richard Nixon did the same thing during his 1974 trip to the Middle East, which was the first time a sitting American president visited Israel.
"He is invited definitely because it is an Arab and Muslim country", Nugali said.
The foreign minister confirmed Saudi Arabia's readiness to increase cooperation with countries countering ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first overseas stop sends a powerful message to the kingdom: the strained ties that marked US-Saudi relations under president Barack Obama are over.
Leaders of more than 50 countries, a lot of them Muslim majority ones, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, are scheduled to attend the meeting convened by Saudi Arabia.
As with all our allies, there is a need for frank discussions among the United States and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the GCC countries.
Iran's election on Friday is its own concern, regional rival Saudi Arabia said ahead of an "unprecedented" summit between US President Donald Trump and dozens of Muslim nations excluding Iran. So in many ways, Trump and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a flawless fit, which may explain why some Saudis are delighted by the president's visit and ready to welcome him with open arms.
From Saudi Arabia, Trump would travel to Jerusalem, where he will meet Israeli President Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and lay a wreath at Yad Vashem.
The White House said the president will propose it as a template for an alliance that will fight terrorism and keep Iran in check.
According to Telegraph, a White House official said the two leaders are likely to discuss how "to bring together all the different religions in the fight against intolerance".
Andreas Krieg, of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London, said King Salman is trying to use the U.S. to forge a "pan-Islamic alliance under Saudi leadership as a bulwark against jihadism and Iran".
The Saudi kingdom and the United States also share views on regional issues, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as on the significance of intensifying bilateral trade and investments, he added. The online entertainment platform is billing the show as "An Arabian Lute & American Guitar Unite in a star-studded night".
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER H.R. MCMASTER, on Mr Trump's upcoming speech to a gathering of Muslim leaders.
One main objective is to put forth a framework and basic principles for a unified Sunni coalition of countries, which would set the stage for a more formal NATO-like organizational structure down the line.
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