Trump heads to the Middle East on first foreign trip. Here's the schedule

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Trump leaves today for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The President departs the White House for Saudi Arabia at 2:10 pm ET. It's a long flight and since he's making it his first stop, he's presumably had a change of heart about his previous feelings about the Kingdom.

There will be an arrival ceremony then he's slated to have coffee with King Salman, where he won't be delivering this message:

Throughout the day tomorrow he's slated to attend bilateral meetings with members of the royal family followed by a royal banquet. There are also some signing ceremonies and an official dinner with the royal family.

The next day he will meet with  leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and lunch with leaders from dozens of Muslim countries. That will be followed by a speech "where he will deliver an inspiring, yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology," according to HR McMaster.

Next it's off to Isreal where he will meet with the President and lay a wreath at a Holocaust memorial. That day he will meet with Netanyahu and dine with him later.

The following morning he will meet with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.

Other stops include the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall.

The following day it's off to the Vatican where he will meet with Pope Francis, tour St Peter's and meet Italian President Mattarella

A day later it's off to Belgium to meet the royal family and Prime Minister Michel. He will also meet the presidents of the EU and European Council along with new French President Macron. Later he will speak at a NATO memorial and dine with NATO leaders.

The next day it's back to Italy for the G7 Summit to be held May 26-27 in Sicily.