Trump signs Saudi defense, economic deals

Trump and the U.S. delegation sit down to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh

U.S. President Donald Trump and his delegation, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, third from left, senior advisor Jared Kushner and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn sit down to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — 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.

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.

This report was written by the Associated Press.

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