Saudi Foreign Ministry: US and Arab countries can be partners in combating terrorism

Saudi Foreign Ministry: US and Arab countries can be partners in combating terrorism

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said that an upcoming visit to the kingdom by US President Donald Trump would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.

Describing the visit as historic, Jubeir said Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia would include a bilateral summit, a meeting with Arab Gulf leaders and another with leaders of Arab and Muslim countries.

"It’s a clear and powerful message that the US harbors no ill will” toward the Arab and Muslim world, he said. "It also lays to rest the notion that America is anti-Muslim. It's a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership."

"It will lead to, we believe, enhanced cooperation between the US and Arab and Islamic countries in combating terrorism and extremism, and it will change the conversation with regards to America's relationship with the Arab and Islamic world," Reuters cited Jubeir as saying.

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