Saudi Media: Muslim Leaders Invited to Summit with Trump


King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be among a series of talks expected to be held in Riyadh on May 20-21, Saudi officials said.

Trump has frequently been accused of fueling Islamophobia but aides described his decision to visit Saudi Arabia as an effort to reset relations with the Muslim world.

There will also be a separate meeting between monarchs of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and Trump, as well as bilateral talks between the Saudi and U.S. leaders, Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said.

In addition to heads of state from Jordan, Algeria and Niger, the official Saudi Press Agency reported that Salman asked Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Morocco's King Mohammed VI to attend.

The leaders of Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq and Tunisia have also received invitations, the Arab News daily reported on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia -- which is home to Islam's holiest sites -- will be Trump's first foreign stop since becoming president in January.

"It is a clear message to the world that the United States and the Arab and Islamic countries can form a partnership," Jubeir said in Washington, according to SPA.

"We believe that it will strengthen cooperation between the United States and Arab and Islamic countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and the visit will have enormous benefits for the region and the world."

The Saudis have found a more favorable ear in Washington under Trump, who has echoed their concerns about Iran's influence in the region.

Comments 7
Thumb Southern...... 10 May 2017, 17:48

the rulers of the kingdom are not the right people to safeguard a holy site.... as a holy site can not be removed to different place, these rulers must be removed then... not only they are the shame of Arab/ Muslim people but the entire humanity.

Bani Saudi, the rulers are:
Corrupted dictatores.
Terrorism founders
Have no honor
Narrow minded

Thumb Southern...... 10 May 2017, 17:50

*Bani Saud

Thumb galaxy 10 May 2017, 18:56

so ya heretic the holy sites should be run by the twelvers followers of wilayat al faqih. btw why do you care if you are an atheist as you hypocritically claim ya irani?

Thumb Southern...... 10 May 2017, 19:09

it's not for me but for decent people who still believe in religion and are wishing to end with these terrorist tyrants..

btw, you for being one of the Al Nusra's integrant , that's why you don't agree with me.

Thumb warrior 11 May 2017, 06:38

sure it is not for you! You as an atheist hypocrite iranian shia are only concerned about other moslems.


Thumb Elemental 10 May 2017, 21:46

Your Iranian regime is no better, takia hypocrite.

Thumb Southern...... 10 May 2017, 19:46

"US President Trump urged Russian FM Lavrov during their meeting to “rein in” Syria's President Assad and Iran, the White House said" :

but if Russia "rein in" the Syrian govt and Iran in their fight against terrorism, this means thet Trump wants to allow the terrorists to spread and finally reign Syria.