President of the United States of America, Donald Trump will be travelling to Saudi Arabia and Israel in May. The White House on Thursday released a statement confirming the same. Saudi Arabia and Israel would be the first countries that the 45th President of the US would be travelling to since taking over at the Oval office from Barack Obama this year. According to the New York Times, Trump’s visit will be an attempt at intensifying the war against the ISIS and rally the countries against Iran and negotiate peace with the Middle East.
The President would also be visiting Pope Francis in Rome, which would complete a tour of the three major religions in what reports say is an attempt to unite against common foes. In a ceremony at the White House, Donald Trump said that tolerance was the cornerstone of peace. According to the NYT, the President said that he was proud to make the historic announcements on his first foreign trip after taking over the Oval Office. According to reports, Trump has plans to meet Muslim leaders from Riyadh and hopes to establish a concrete foundation with support from Muslim allies to fight extremism, terrorism and violence.
Trump has completed his first 100 days as the President of the USA and could be considered quite late in leaving the country for foreign trips. By the time President Obama had completed 100 days as the ‘leader of the free world’, he had taken 3 overseas trips and had visited 9 foreign countries. The announcement of the trips came just a day after Trump had hosted President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority at the White House. It must be noted that Donald Trump has promised to make serious efforts for the resolution of the age-old dispute between Israel and Palestine.