In a historic gesture, President Donald Trump has announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first foreign country he will visit as president when he begins his tour to West Asia and the Vatican on 19 May. He will thus become the first US president to make his inaugural foreign tour to an Arab or Muslim country.
Official sources have said that the administration picked Saudi Arabia as the first stop on the tour in a bid to counter the widespread impression that the president is Islamophobic, given that he spent the campaign promising a ban on Muslims’ entry into the US and then twice tried to implement a version of the ban through administrative order, though he was thwarted by courts that blocked both efforts.
In Riyadh, besides the bilateral summit with King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Trump will be meeting with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as selected members of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, minus Iran and Syria.
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