Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip as president

Donald Trump arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday on his first foreign visit since becoming US President.

The former Celebrity Apprentice host and First Lady Melania Trump were greeted at the airport by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Mr Trump is expected to use his visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against terrorism.

After Saudi Arabia, he will visit Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.

Saudi officials hosted a coffee ceremony for Mr Trump after he arrived, with he and Mr Abdulaziz speaking to each other through an interpreter.

After a royal banquet, Mr Trump and the king will engage in private talks and participate in a signing ceremony for a number of agreements, including a US$100 billion deal for Saudi Arabia to buy US arms.

National oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to sign deals worth US$50 billion with US on Saturday, the company's chief executive Amin Nasser told media.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcome U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017
US President Donald Trump welcomed off his plane by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Reuters)