Saudi King Tells Trump: Convinced You Can Make Progress Toward Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Saudi King Tells Trump: Convinced You Can Make Progress Toward Israeli-Palestinian Peace

US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud gesture during a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.790510?utm_content=%2Fisrael-news%2F1.790510&utm_medium=e

Saudi King Salman told U.S. President Donald Trump during their meeting in Riyadh on Saturday that he is convinced in Trump’s ability to make progress toward reaching a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said during a press conference with his U.S. counterpart, Rex Tillerson. The Saudis, Jubeir added, are willing to help.

Jubeir noted that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is one of the central issues the two discussed during Trump meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

He said the king is optimistic about the peace process and praised Trump’s vision and determination to advance it.
The Saudi foreign minister noted that the kingdom is willing to work with the U.S. to help bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians and between Israel and the Gulf states.

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