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Trump to promote fight against terrorism in first foreign trip: White House

Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican.

world Updated: May 13, 2017 00:27 IST
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US President Donald Trump gestures while attending a “celebration of military mothers" at the White House in Washington on May 12.(REUTERS)

President Donald Trump will leave on his first trip abroad as the US leader next Friday, stopping in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy in a bid to unite Muslims, Jews and Christians behind an effort to shun terrorism, the White House said on Friday.

National security adviser HR McMaster told a White House briefing that in Israel, Trump would “reaffirm America’s unshakeable bond to the Jewish state” and in meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “he will express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”

First Published: May 13, 2017 00:27 IST