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Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

King Salman said Trump was being honoured for “his quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world”.

world Updated: May 20, 2017 18:04 IST
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presents Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presents Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh.(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presented Donald Trump with the kingdom’s top civilian honour on Saturday, as the US President began a trip to Riyadh aimed at strengthening security and economic ties.

King Salman decorated Trump with the gold King Abdulaziz medal during a meeting at the royal court in the Saudi capital. He declared Trump was being honoured for “his quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world”.

Trump was joined by first lady Melania Trump and several senior White House aides.

The medal has also been bestowed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.