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Trump Going To Saudi Arabia, But Look At Special Guest Waiting For Him To Land

From Western Journalism:

Saudi Arabia has lined up a varied cast of people to take part in celebrating President Donald Trump’s two-day visit.

Among the other visitors will be Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, country singer Toby Keith and Fox News host Bret Baier.

The president chose Saudi Arabia as his first overseas destination to send the message that under his administration the relationship between the two countries will be less strained than under the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Baier is scheduled to speak, while Keith will perform Saturday for a male-only audience in Riyadh.

On Sunday, Trump and over 50 Arab and Muslim leaders will attend a banquet to be hosted by King Salman, and Trump will give a speech.

Salman hopes to use the banquet to “forge a new partnership” in the war against extremism.

The Washington Institute’s director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program, Simon Henderson, said that “Saudi Arabia is delighted at being the number-one (stop for Trump’s visit), delighted by the re-emergence of a strong diplomatic relationship with the United States and delighted by the opportunity to show off Saudi leadership of the Arab and the Muslim world by getting everybody to turn up in Riyadh for multiple, overlapping summits.”

Saudi Arabia created a website containing information about the upcoming summit as well as a clock that literally counts the seconds until the beginning of the summit.

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

“As we bring the world together to confront violent extremist ideology, so too are we working in partnership with our American and Islamic allies to improve the lives of our people and strengthen our collective economies.”

According to the website, success will be achieved through “tolerance,” “partnership” and “a shared vision for the future.”

In an article written for the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, writer Ziad al-Drees explained the real reason for the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia.

“President Trump will not come to Riyadh because he loves us. The Gulf and Muslim leaders will not come to Riyadh because they love him,” al-Drees wrote.

“The common interests of these international leaders are what bring them together in Riyadh,” he added.



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