President Trump Discusses his Trip Abroad Highlights
The first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Country Location Date Details
Saudi Arabia Riyadh May 20–22 President Trump met with King Salman and Muslim leaders at the Riyadh Summit. He signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the largest in world history, and was honored with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud, his first foreign order.
President Trump, along with First Lady Melania Trump, visited the National Museum of Saudi Arabia.
Israel Jerusalem May 22–23 President Trump met with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The next day, the President visits the Yad Vashem and later delivers an address at the Israel Museum.
Palestinian National Authority Bethlehem 23-May President Trump met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem
Italy Rome May 23–24 President Trump met with President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
Vatican City Vatican City 24-May President Trump met with Pope Francis.
Belgium Brussels May 24–25 President Trump met with King Philippe of Belgium, Prime Minister Charles Michel and attended the 28th NATO summit.
He also met with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.
Italy Taormina May 25–27 President Trump attended the 43rd G7 summit. He met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.
The President- From Saudi Arabia to Israel to NATO
to the G7, we made extraordinary gains
on this historic trip to advance the security
and prosperity of the United States, our friends,
and our allies.
We paved the way for a new era of cooperation among
the nations of the world to defeat the common enemy
of terrorism, and provide our children with
a much more hopeful future.
I was deeply encouraged to hear from the leaders
of many Muslim and Arab nations that they are ready
to take on a greater role in combating
terrorism and providing young Muslims, in their
region, with a future of safety and a future
I went to Jerusalem, where I reaffirmed
our unbreakable bond with the State of Israel.
I was awed by the majesty and beauty of the Holy Land
and the faith and reverence of the devoted
people who live there.
All children from all faiths deserve a future
of hope and peace.
In Rome, I was inspired by the beauty, and even more
inspired by meeting with Pope Francis.
Then, I traveled to two summits.
First, at a NATO summit in Brussels, where we agreed
to improve the burden sharing among members
of our alliance, and to further confront
the shared threat of terrorism.
Next, I attended the G7.
I laid out my vision for economic growth and fair
trade and support of good paying jobs, and I called
for much greater security and cooperation on matters
of both terrorism, immigration, migration,
to protect our citizens.
We concluded a truly historic week
for our country.
We traveled the world to strengthen long-standing
alliances, and to form a new partnership among
nations devoted to the task of eradicating
the terrorism that plagues our planet.
And I am now more hopeful than ever
in the possibility that nations of many faiths, many religions,
and from many regions can join together
in a common cause.