INTERNATIONAL

Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia Over The Weekend

United States President Donald Trump will arrive in Riyadh later today.

The Saudi Foreign Minister has said that the visit will reinforce the "strategic partnership" between Riyadh and Washington and boost their joint fight against militants.

Saudi Arabia has been enthusiastic about Trump's arrival at the White House after seeing his predecessor Barack Obama as too soft on its arch foe Iran and cool toward Washington's bilateral relationship with Riyadh that is a mainstay of the middle east's security balance.

Trump's visit to Riyadh, the first stop on his maiden international trip since taking office in January, will include concluding political and commercial agreements with Saudi arabia.

Jubeir said Riyadh and Washington were discussing several "initiatives" related to arms sales, economic and security cooperation and tackling terrorism.

Riyadh backs Trump's efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.