Saudi King Salman Congratulates Trump

Saudi King Salman on Wednesday congratulated Republican Donald Trump on winning the US presidency.

King Salman said both Saudi Arabia’s government and its people “offer their best wishes for the new US leader” and also “wished more progress for the US government and its people, and more ease for the new Trump administration to be able to achieve security and stability not only in the Middle East but all around the world.”

The king also praised the “historical deep-rooted close relations between the two friendly countries for which everyone is looking forward to developing in all fields for the interests of the two countries.”

Donald Trump is now the 45th United States president after a bitterly fought election against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.