Riyadh:Saudi King Salman on Wednesday has congratulated the Republican Donald Trump for winning the US presidency.
King Salman spoke to Donald Trump on the telephone, congratulating him on his victory.
During the phone 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,” read a statement on the Saudi Press Agency.
For his part, Trump thanked the Saudi King and stressed on his “keenness to develop the distinctive bilateral relations between the two friendly countries,” SPA added.
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.
The king also wished more progress for the US government and its people, and more ease for the new Trump administration to be able to achieve security and stability not only in the Middle East but all around the world.
The king also praised the “historical deep-rooted close relations between the two friendly countries for which everyone is looking forward to developing in all fields for the interests of the two countries.”
Trump is now the 45th United States president after a bitterly fought election against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.(Source Al-Arabiya English)