Trump Takes Off for First Overseas Visit to Saudi Arabia - Israel Is Next

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for his first international trip as president, including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and at the G7 summit in Sicily, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. May 19, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force OneCredit: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump is off on his first overseas trip after taking off in Air Force One from a military air base in Maryland, outside Washington.

He and his wife, Melania, are bound for Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy during this trip.

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Trump will make his way to Israel on Monday for a two-day visit.

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Air Force One is expected to land monday afternoon at Ben-Gurion International Airport after departing from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Trump will be received at the airport by an Israeli delegation at 12:15 P.M. The U.S. president will then proceed to the President's Residence in Jerusalem.

At 6 P.M., Trump will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Jerusalem's King David Hotel. The prime minister and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, will host Donald and Melania Trump for dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence at 7:30 P.M.

On Tuesday, Trump is scheduled to visit Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum and memorial. He will give a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem at 2 P.M.

The U.S. president's plane will take off at 4 P.M. to continue on to Europe.

Another engagement not listed on the PM's office schedule is Trump's trip across the 1967 border to the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where he is expected to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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