President Trump on Saturday began his first trip abroad as President with a stop in Saudi Arabia, called the visit a “great day” and promised to work with the leader king Salman the peace in the Gulf region and stronger economic relations, which to a large extent by a 10 billion US Dollar arms deal.
“That was an incredible day,” Trump said shortly after the signing of the ” Arms deal. “Enormous investments in the United States. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in the United States, and jobs, jobs, jobs.”
The arms trade is part of a large, $350 billion economic stimulus package, between the allied Nations.
Trump and wife Melania Trump Arabia at the airport of 81-year-old king Salman, in a red carpet ceremony, the several jets left a military fly-over in which red, white and blue streamers were welcomed in Saudi.
Trump called his visit to Saudi Arabia “a great honor” and the king of the castle in a short tea ceremony at the airport terminal before you on the way to his hotel, and other official events of the day.
After the signing of the business and talk with top Saudi leaders, Trump and the first lady are scheduled to participate in a Royal Banquet and a tour in the Museum, the Murabba Palace in Riyadh.
Trump is also scheduled a major speech on Sunday, in which he expected to show support for America’s Persian Gulf allies, most likely a reset, after months of talk about Muslim extremism.
The President is the next stop in his nine-day tour in Israel where he had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, then you will meet with the allies at the NATO summit in Brussels and the group of 7 wealthy Nations in Sicily.
“In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,” Trump Arabia tweeted after landing in Saudi-aboard Air Force One. “Look forward to the afternoon and evening ahead of us.”
The first lady wore a black pants suit with a Golden belt and not cover their head at the time of arrival, in accordance with custom for foreign carriers to visit in Saudi-Arabia.
Trump shook hands with the king, in comparison to then-President Barack Obama in 2009, appear and bow before Abdullah and then king, a move some viewed as a sign of American weakness.
Trump, during his winning election campaign and in the first months of his presidency has argued that the United States is no longer the world’s police officer and other Nations need to be more self-sufficient and efforts to tackle the terrorist networks such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic state, and to protect against rogue States such as Iran and North Korea.
After two days, Trump travels to meet in Riyadh, to Israel, where he had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, then you will meet with the allies at the NATO summit in Brussels and the group of 7 wealthy Nations in Sicily.
The multi-billion-dollar weapons business “in the clearest terms possible,” shows the United States commitment to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf partners, and expanded economic opportunities, the White house said.
The offer is tanks, warships, missile defense systems, radar and communication, and Cyber-technology. And it is tens of thousands of jobs in the U.S. defense industrial base, the White house said.
Trump was not on the cameras. But Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Saudi Minister Abdel al-Jubeir outer a joint press conference.
Jubeir, said Trump “certainly has the vision, and, we believe, to bring about peace in the Middle East.”
He called Trump’s trip a “historic visit”.
Tillerson said: “We are very proud of this relationship we are you.”
He also took a question about a current news report about someone in the White house, as a person of interest to the current investigation, whether Trump and his staff to help in cooperation with Russia Trump to win the race in 2016 presidential.
Tillerson said he had “no knowledge” about such a person of interest.
White house officials hope that the trip to Trumpf offers the opportunity to recalibrate after one of the most difficult stretches of his young presidency. The White house bungled badly, the President’s stunning dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, who pursued consultation, the Federal government investigation in Russia.
Trump on Sunday for meetings with more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh to converge to a regional summit focused largely on the fight against the Islamic state and other extremist groups.
Still, at the heart of the Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the speech on Sunday to the Arabic is probably-Islamic-American summit.
White House aides view the address as a counter to Obama’s 2009 speech to the Muslim world, the Trump criticised for being too apologetic to US actions in the region.
Trump is calling for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “struggle between good and evil,” and the Arab leaders to “drive called out to the terrorists and their places of worship,” according to a draft of the speech by The Associated Press. The draft does not, in particular, not to mention democracy and human rights topics, see the Arab leaders as often as US-moralizing — to the benefit of the limited objectives of peace and stability.
It is also on some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric, defined the Trump presidential campaign, and does not contain the words “radical Islamic terror”, a set of Trump repeated Hillary Clinton criticized for the non-use during last year’s campaign.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.