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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives US President

Saudi Press Agency

Saturday 1438/8/24 - 2017/05/20

Riyadh, Sha'ban 24, 1438, May 20, 2017, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah palace here today President Donald Trump of the United States of America.

The US President was also received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense.

An official reception ceremony was held in honor of the US President; the national anthems of the two countries were played and he reviewed the guard of honor.

The US President shook hands with Prince Saud bin Abdul-Mohsen bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the King; Prince Dr. Turki bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Advisor to the King; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the King; a number of princes, ministers, and officials. On his part, the King shook hands with the official delegation accompanying the US President.

Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques accompanied the US President to the main reception hall at the Royal Court where the King decorated the US President Donald Trump with King Abdulaziz Necklace Medal, which is the highest medal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in recognition of historic and strong ties binding the two friendly countries as well as the King's recognition of the US President's efforts in enhancing bilateral relations in various fields and his keenness on enhancing security, stability and peace in the region and the world.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques held a luncheon banquet in honor of the US President and his accompanying delegation.

Following the banquet, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the US President toured Saudi Contemporary Art Exhibition, which displays samples of the works of Saudi artists in the Bridges Program and their participation in exhibitions in the United States of America in order to promote coexistence among different cultures and highlight Saudi artistic skills, where the Bridges Program is considered as an initiative from King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

The audience and banquet were attended by Prince Muqren bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Advisor to the King; Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, President of King Abdulaziz city for Science and technology ; a number of princes, ministers and senior officials.

16:36 LOCAL TIME 13:36 GMT

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