President Donald Trump will encourage Washington’s partners to promote peace, and confront chaos and violence during his scheduled trip to Saudi Arabia on May 23, US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia is going to be Trump’s first foreign trip as head of the United States. When his trip to Saudi Arabia was announced, Trump said he would begin to construct a new foundation to combat “terrorism” in the trip.
His trips to Saudi Arabia, then Israeli and Italy is also to unite Muslims, Jews and Christians behind an effort to shun terrorism, McMaster said.
McMaster also told a White House briefing that in Israel, Trump would “reaffirm America’s unshakeable bond to the Jewish state" and in meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “he will express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”