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Trump Receives Royal Welcome in Saudi Arabia
The pomp and pageantry included a signing ceremony for a military arms deal to Saudi Arabia, and ended with music and dancing at a banquet.
President Trump waits for the beginning of a bilateral meeting with King Salman. With Trump, from left, are White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.
President Donald Trump jokes with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a meeting on in Riyadh on May 21.
The Sunday meeting underscored the leaders' kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April release of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who had been detained in the country for nearly three years.
El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible." As the participants laughed, Trump responded: "I agree."
Trump attends a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on May 21.
On the second day of his first trip abroad, Trump sought to demonstrate that he'd made progress with an agreement with Gulf Arab states on countering terrorist funding.
Under the memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council announced in Saudi Arabia, participants are pledging to prosecute the financing of terrorism, including individuals.
First lady Melania Trump speaks with employees during a visit to a General Electric all-female service center in Riyadh on May 21.
Trump praised the "empowerment of women," and told 200 female employees she tried to find balance between her role of first lady and mother.
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