First overseas trip of President Trump and First Lady highlighted in photos

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Brussels. (White House Photo)

President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered remarks together shortly after the President visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the the Western Wall.

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump embarked on their first trip overseas as President this month with five stops in four countries. During the eight-day trip, the President sought to reaffirm America’s global leadership, continue building key relationships with world leaders, and delivered messages of unity to America’s friends and allies. While Liberal mainstream media reported against his efforts all the way, he continued moving forward with his stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium, and attended both the NATO and G7 summits. Here is a fair and legitimate summary of the trip.

Saudi Arabia

President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, May 20th, and met with King Salman, the Crown Prince, and the Deputy Crown Prince. During his time in Saudi Arabia, the President participated in a signing ceremony of several agreements, bilateral meetings, and the inauguration of a new center intended to fight radicalism and promote moderation. The President and First Lady also joined the Saudi Royal Family for an official dinner.

The President’s visit to the Western Wall marks the first time a sitting President of the United States has made the visit and he said this of the experience, “I was deeply moved by my visit today to the Western Wall. Words fail to capture the experience. It will leave an impression on me forever.” (White House Photo)

Israel

In Jerusalem, President Trump met with the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, and laid a wreath at Yad Vashem. He then delivered remarks at the Israel Museum celebrating the unique history of Israel and of the Jewish people. Later that day, the President met with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. They were joined by First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Sara Netanyahu for a private dinner. President Trump met the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in Bethlehem and urged Palestinian leaders to take productive steps toward peace. The President also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed the President and First Lady saying, “You are always welcome here.” The Prime Minister thanked President Trump for visiting the Western Wall and for his “deep commitment to Israel’s security, it’s well-being, and it’s future.”

President Trump spoke of America’s desire for peace for Israel and how Israel and the United States have a friendship built on a shared love of freedom, and a shared belief in human dignity. The President also discussed the important work of defeating violent ideologies and welcomed the action and support of any nation that would help Israel and the United States in that effort. The President discussed working even closer with Israel saying, “I believe that a new level of partnership is possible and will happen. One that will bring greater safety to this region, greater security to the United States, and greater prosperity to the world.”

“Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue peace in our world.”

“Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue peace in our world.” (White House Photo)

Rome & Vatican City

President Trump met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and celebrated the rich contributions of Catholics to America and to the world. The President and the Pope discussed a range of issues of mutual concern including how religious communities can combat human suffering in crisis regions, such as Syria, Libya, and ISIS-controlled territory. The President also met with the Cardinal Secretary of State and toured the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. President Trump participated in a bilateral meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy. In the afternoon, the President participated in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.

 

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a young child while visiting the Hadassah Medical Organization facility, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Brussels & NATO Leaders Meeting

President Trump met with the King and the Prime Minister of Belgium. The President traveled to the European Union headquarters and attended the NATO Leaders Meeting. President Trump had a working lunch with newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and then delivered remarks at the unveiling of a new NATO memorial. Secretary of Defense James Mattis joined the President as he participated in the NATO Leaders Meeting and dinner.

G7 Summit & Taormina

President Trump attended the G7 Summit in Sicily where he met bilaterally with world leaders. The President also attended a concert performed by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by a dinner hosted by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella. The President concluded his trip with remarks to American and allied service members and their families at Naval Air Station Sigonella.

Hand-in-hand, the Trumps approach the Sistine Chapel (Andrea Hanks, White House Photo)

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with the service staff of the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, during President Trump’s visit Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

First Lady Melania Trump poses with Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, center, and other spouses of NATO leaders: First Lady Emine Erdoğan of Turkey; Iceland’s Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir; the First Lady of France Brigitte Trogneux; First Lady Melania Trump; Slovenia’s Mojca Stropnik; Bulgaria’s Desislava Radeva; Luxembourg’s Gauthier Destenay; Belgium’s Amélie Derbaudrenghien, and Norway’s Ingrid Schulerud, during their visit Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump receive a red carpet welcome on their arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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