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Riyadh- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Saturday received United States President Donald Trump upon his arrival at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh.

The Saudi royal court witnessed the official reception of Trump. At the reception, King Salman decorated Trump with King Abdulaziz Medal.

In honor of Trump’s arrival, a ceremony was held at which both national anthems were played.

The US President was also received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense.

The US President shook hands with Prince Saud bin Abdul-Mohsen bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the King; Prince Dr. Turki bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Advisor to the King; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the King; a number of princes, ministers, and officials. On his part, the King shook hands with the official delegation accompanying the US President.

Earlier, King Salman said Trump’s visit would strengthen cooperation between the two countries and help enhance global security.

“Mr. President, your visit will strengthen our strategic cooperation, lead to global security and stability,” King Salman tweeted on his official Twitter account in both Arabic and English.

For his part, Trump tweeted that it was “Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead.”

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is welcoming Trump and a number of leaders from across the Arab and Islamic world for a historic meeting on May 20-21.

United under a single vision – Together We Prevail – this highly anticipated event, the first of its kind in history, will renew mutual commitment to global security and further strengthen already deep business, cultural and political ties.

The summits held on May 20-21 are the first of a kind in history, and will renew mutual commitment to global security and further strengthen already deep business, cultural and political ties.

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