Trump’s First Foreign Trip as President is to Saudi Arabia

The meeting was viewed by both U.S. and Saudi officials as a success.
President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia as his first foreign trip since taking office, a sign of the Kingdom's importance as an ally and trading partner to the United States.

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