IN PICTURES: Saudi King Salman presents Trump with King Abdulaziz Medal

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman presented US President Donald Trump with the King Abdulaziz Medal in Riyadh's al-Yamamah Palace on Saturday.


The ceremony was held before a Saudi-American summit to discuss bilateral ties and efforts to combat terrorism.

The Saudi crown prince and deputy crown prince were in attendance of the ceremony, as well as US First Lady Melania Trump and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, among other US and Saudi officials.


Air Force One touched down in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Saturday as Trump and his wife Melania visited the kingdom on a two-day trip.

The president was greeted by an airport welcome ceremony before having a brief coffee meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in a reception room at King Khalid International Airport.

Trump is set to attend three summits in Riyadh, including an Arab-Islamic-US Summit called for by King Salman, in what is his first foreign trip as president.

The first summit will be between Saudi Arabia and the United States, followed by the Gulf Cooperation Council and the US, in which historical relations will be discussed on the basis of partnership and tolerance, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The three summits, under the slogan ‘Together We Prevail’ aims to reaffirm shared commitment to global security, deep economic partnerships and constructive political and cultural cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US.

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