Trump: I thank King Salman for fighting terrorism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. (File photo: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud for doing a great job in countering terrorism and fighting those who fund terror groups.

During a speech in Ohio on infrastructure, Trump talked about investment in Saudi Arabia and his recent trip to Riyadh, praising King Salman’s stance in the fight against terrorism, stating that King Salman will stop the funding of extremist groups.

“The Riyadh summit provided an opportunity for historic action with Saudi Arabia and 50 countries to fight terrorism and defeat it,” he said.

Trump spoke by phone with King Salman on Tuesday, stressing the need to unite the Arabian Gulf.

Trump expressed the need for unity in the region to fight extremist ideology and terrorist financing. And the importance of the Gulf being united for peace and security in the region.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54