Jubeir: Great effort by Prince Salman in managing ties with US

President Trump and Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman at the Oval Office in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a Twitter message commended the great effort by the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in managing the Saudi-US relationship.
“The President's first foreign trip will be to a Muslim country. Thank you Mohammed bin Salman and welcome President Trump.
Jubeir said on Thursday that the Trump administration has taken steps in the congressional notification process to advance the sale of Raytheon Co precision-guided missiles to the US ally.
“The administration has released them and they’re in the process now of working on the notification to the US Congress,” Jubeir said.

The sale is expected to include more than $1 billion worth of the munitions made by Raytheon Co, people familiar with the talks have said, including armor-piercing Penetrator warheads and precision guided Paveway laser-guided bombs.

Fighting extremism


The foreign minister said the upcoming visit by US President Donald Trump to the kingdom would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the Trump administration has taken steps to advance the sale of Raytheon Co precision-guided missiles to the Kingdom. (Shutterstock)

Speaking to reporters after the Trump administration said the president would visit Riyadh this month, Jubeir said the trip would include a bilateral summit, a meeting with Arab Gulf leaders and another with leaders of Arab and Muslim countries.

“It’s a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership,” Jubeir said.

“It will lead to, we believe, enhanced cooperation between the US and Arab and Islamic countries in combating terrorism and extremism and it will change the conversation with regards to America’s relationship with the Arab and Islamic world.”
Source: All arabiya

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