Trump Strengthens Ties with Saudi Arabia

President Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman signed a joint strategic declaration, reassuring the relationship between the two countries, and financial agreements on defense, technology, and energy.

According to the White House, the agreement will help Saudi Arabia face the threat of Iran and fight terrorism in the Middle East as well as support new jobs in the defense industry. The deal is expected to include $350 billion in investments over ten years

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the deal would create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

2017_05 21 Trump in Riyadh

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