Custodian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had a telephone conversation with President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, during which he congratulated him on winning the presidential election, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency SPA has announced.
During the conversation, King Salman confirmed Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to promote the historical and strategic relations with the United States, and work together to bring peace and stability to the Middle East and the world, and wished the American people further progress and prosperity under his leadership.
President-elect Trump expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for congratulating him, and emphasized his keenness to develop the distinctive bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, the statement said.
Earlier, King Salman said both Saudi Arabia’s government and its people offer their best wishes for the new US leader, who surpassed the necessary 270 votes after clinching Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes to win the presidency. Trump is now the 45th United States President after a bitterly fought election against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Additionally, the Saudi Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince have sent on Wednesday their warmest wishes to Donald Trump for winning the US elections, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also the Kingdom’s Interior Minister, wished good health and success for its US ally after Trump became the 45th United States President.
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is also Defense Minister, also sent his congratulation to Trump.