The Arab Islamic American Summit will align cooperation between the Muslim world and the United States on countering violent extremism and global terrorism. Leaders representing Arab and Islamic states from around the world will meet with US President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 21 May to renew their collective commitment to confronting the threat of violent extremism and global terrorism.
Taking place during the historic Riyadh Summit, the highly anticipated Arab Islamic American Summit will focus on the issues of security and stability and reaffirm the urgent need for closer cooperation and moderation to defeat terrorism around the world.
“Leaders of Arab and Islamic nations and the United States recognize the importance of strong and enduring partnerships to confront the threat of violent extremism. We share the same objectives in fighting terrorism and we are trying to inoculate our people against extremism leading to violence,” said Adel bin al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia.
“There are many who try to find gaps between the policy of the United States and that of Saudi Arabia, but they will never succeed. The position of President Trump, and that of Congress, is completely aligned with that of Saudi Arabia. We agree on Iraq, Iran, Syria and Yemen. Our relationship is on an upward trajectory.
“We believe that a reduced U.S. presence in the world, and in the region, results in the vacuum being filled by the forces of evil. The legacy of this summit is a pivotal moment in opening a new dialogue between east and west promoting tolerance and isolating those who claim that there is animosity between Islam and the world.”
President Trump will hold talks with Saudi Arabia’s leadership while he is in the Kingdom with the aim of deepening bilateral trade ties to drive economic growth and create jobs, as well as developing significantly increased cooperation in areas of global security.
President Trump will meet leaders from more than 50 nations at the Arab Islamic American Summit to discuss ways to cooperate against the threat of global terrorism and violent extremism. The Global Counter Extremism Center in Riyadh will also be inaugurated during the visit.
Additionally, the President will attend a summit with representatives of all six Gulf Cooperation Council states at which issues of trade, security and cultural ties will be discussed.
A high-level Saudi-US CEO Forum will be held in Riyadh to coincide with the President’s visit at which more than 90 business leaders of American and Saudi Arabian companies will discuss mutual investment opportunities and partnerships to create jobs and drive economic growth.
The summit will be hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. It will be attended by leaders from across the Islamic world.