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Trump Signs $110B Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

Trump Signs $110B Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia
(AP)

Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:14 AM

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman signed a series of agreements cementing their countries' military and economic partnerships.

The two leaders signed a joint vision agreement Saturday at the Saudi Royal Court and sealed it with a handshake.

The agreements also include a military sales deal of about $110 billion, effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years.

According to an official at the White House, "This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats." 

It will also bolster the kingdom's "ability to contribute to counter-terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on the US military to conduct those operations," the official added.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other members of the administration accompanied Trump and Saudi King Salman at the signing ceremony.

The two countries also announced a defense cooperation agreement and private sector agreements Saturday that are intended to create tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S. defense industry.

Trump has been tending to official business on his first day overseas as president.

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