Trump to give speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia
17 May 2017, 14:32
United States President Donald Trump will give a major speech on the Islamic faith during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, home to the religion’s holiest shrines, the White House said on Tuesday.
‘He will meet and have lunch with leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, where he will deliver an inspiring, direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president’s hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam,’ National Security Advisor HR McMaster told reporters.
Trump is set to visit Riyadh next week and meet with Saudi officials, as well as 56 Arab and Muslim leaders to discuss combating extremism and cracking down on illicit financing.
According to a senior White House official speaking to Reuters news agency, Trump will discuss how to counter the threat from ISIS militants, the war in Yemen and threats of ballistic missiles and maritime shipping in the Red Sea.