Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdullaziz said today that the visit of US President Donald Trump to the kingdom will strengthen co-operation between the two countries and help strengthen global security, Reuters and AFP and Sputnik reports.
This is the first official trip of the US president Donald Trump abroad. It will take eight days and will include visits to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Brussels, the Vatican and Sicily.
“Mr President, your visit will strengthen our strategic partnership, lead to global security and stability,” King Salman says in a message in English and Arabic in his official Twitter account. The king of Saudi Arabia awarded Trab the highest honorable distinction of kingdom, King Abdul Aziz gold medal, during their palace meeting.
Today, US and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign multi-billion dollar agreements for equipment, including the assembly of 150 Lockheed Martin Blackhawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, as reported in a statement. The same announcement clarifies that it is a six-billion-dollar agreement and that it will create about 450 jobs in Saudi Arabia.