Saudi Arabia launches website detailing upcoming US-Arab Islamic summit

Saudi officials have revealed the planned agenda of US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, which will include him giving a speech on Islam to Muslim leaders, a business forum and a “tweet-up” meeting with Malala Yousafazai and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.

Trump is set to visit Riyadh next week and meet with Saudi officials, as well as 56 Arab and Muslim leaders to discuss combating extremism and cracking down on illicit financing under the summit slogan "Together We Prevail".

A website was launched detailing the agenda of the summits, which will include three separate meetings. The first will focus on Saudi Arabia and United States, second will be a joint Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and United States summit and third will bring together at least 55 member states at the Arab Islamic American summit.

“President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia will be his first stop on his first international tour. The Kingdom believes that this will be a historic visit not only because of the unprecedented number of summits taking place – bilateral, the GCC, and Islamic – but because it will show to the world that the United States and Arab-Muslim countries can form a deep and enduring partnership,” a statement on the website read.

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Separately, Trump will join King Abdullah II of Jordan, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Malala Yousafazai, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and others for a discussion on fighting extremism and terrorism in the digital age.

A Saudi-US CEO forum is also scheduled for May 20, which will bring together business leaders from across the Kingdom and the United States, and the one-day event is designed to strengthen Saudi-US business relationships by providing a platform to enhance bi-lateral trade and investment and break down barriers to enable closer economic ties.

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