Saudi king Salman awarded trump the order of king Abdul Aziz
The order is awarded to foreign heads of state for outstanding contribution to strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Barack Obama was also awarded the highest award of the country.
KUWAIT city, may 20. /Offset. TASS Pavel Prokofiev/. The king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud took on Saturday at the Royal Palace “al-Yamama” US President Donald trump and other members of the American delegation. Before the Saudi-American summit, the monarch was awarded the White house, the highest award of the Kingdom — the order of the name of the founder of the ruling dynasty of king Abdulaziz. Footage of the ceremony showed the TV channel Sky News Arabia.
The order is awarded to foreign heads of state for outstanding contribution to strengthening cooperation between the two countries.
Among the awarded the highest award of the country ex-US President Barack Obama.
The channel Al-Arabiya reported that one of the giants of the American military-industrial complex Raytheon and the Military industrial Corporation of Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday on a strategic partnership in the field of development of systems of air defense of the Kingdom, and “smart” weapons.
A Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in defense industry projects and technologies was signed in the presence of king Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud and U.S. President Donald trump. Under the deal, Raytheon establishes the Kingdom wholly owned by a legal entity Raytheon Arabia. This structure will focus its activities on the implementation of localized programs to strengthen the capacity of Saudi Arabia in defence, security and aerospace sector. She will be based in Riyadh.
“This strategic partnership is the next step in our more than 50-year relationship with Saudi Arabia and a strong indicator of our continued global growth, said at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy. — By working together, we can help in the creation of defence systems and cyber technologies world-class in the Kingdom.”
It is also reported that Saudi Arabia and the United States will sign on Saturday an agreement to build in the Kingdom 150 American Blackhawk helicopters. This is stated in a special bilateral statement that precedes the transaction. The contract will be signed in the presence of the king of Saudi Arabia and the President of the United States.
According to preliminary data, the amount of the contract is $6 billion With the implementation of the transaction, involving the construction of the plant will create about 450 jobs.
Trump arrived Saturday in Riyadh for talks with Saudi leadership, may 21, he will participate in the meeting of leaders of the countries of the cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), which later will be joined by heads of other Arab and Muslim countries.
Saudi Arabia was the first stop in the inaugural foreign tour as head of the American administration,
in the course of which he will also visit Israel, the Vatican, will participate in the NATO summit in Brussels and the meeting of the leaders of the group of seven in Sicily.
During a foreign trip, was escorted trump wife Melania trump and daughter Ivanka. Arab media traditionally pay attention to the outfit companions top officials visiting Saudi Arabia on an official visit. As noted by the TV channel “al Arabiya”, the dress of the first lady — a black formal pantsuit with a gold belt — like traditional women’s clothes closed style — Abaya. The Melania and Ivanka did not wear a headscarf to a meeting with the Saudi leadership. Informed to follow a dress code during a visit to Riyadh did not become Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa may.