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Trump to Visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and Vatican in First Foreign Trip

posted on May 4, 2017

POLITICO’s Tara Palmeri and Madeline Conway report that President Trump’s first foreign trip since taking office will take him to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Vatican. He will also visit with the pope. “Trump’s tour will conclude with stops at a NATO meeting in Brussels on May 25 and at the G-7 summit in Sicily the following day,” Palmeri and Conway write. In remarks in the Rose Garden as he signed an executive order on religious liberty, Trump said, “Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam, and it is there that we will begin to construct a new foundation of cooperation and support with our Muslim allies, to combat extremism, terrorism and violence and to embrace a more just and hopeful future for young Muslims in their countries.”