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Saudi Arabia to invest $200 bn in US, purchase arms worth $300 bn

Saudi Arabia will be the first stop of Trump's maiden overseas trip beginning later this week

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Saudi Arabia to invest $200 bn in US, purchase arms worth $300 bn

As President prepares for his first overseas trip, has announced to make a whopping $200 billion investment in the US and intends to purchase arms worth $300 billion from America, a senior administration official has said.

will be the first stop of Trump's maiden overseas trip beginning later this week.


After Saudi Arabia, he travels to and follow it with a visit to Italy, where he will have an audience with at the Vatican.

Trump will also stop at headquarters in Brussels and attend a G7 summit in

"Saudis would be signing for making $200 billion of investment in the United States which would create a lot of jobs," said a senior administration official involved in planning of the major presidential trip yesterday.

"They (Saudis) see America a place to invest their money for all the reasons. They see our really about to take off. They see great rule of They see great opportunity here. So they want to invest in US a lot which is good for us to create jobs," the official said.

"They (Saudi Arabia) also intend to purchase about $300 billion of military equipment. They would be signing agreements for about $109 billion, which is all dollar for dollar stuff which American would have to buy alone if we were to go alone to keep the region safe," the official said.

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