Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince has hailed U.S. President Donald Trump as a "true friend of Muslims" playing down concerns his immigration ban targets Islam.
The comments came after prince Mohammad bin Salman who acts as Saudi defense minister met with Trump in the White House on March 14.
Following the meeting, Prince Mohammad expressed his satisfaction with the “positive attitude and clarifications he heard from President Trump about his stance on Islam.”
“Trump has an unprecedented and serious intention to work with the Muslim world and to achieve its interests and that Prince Mohammad considers his Excellency as a true friend of Muslims,” the minister’s adviser quoted him as saying, Bloomberg reported.
According to the report, Trump expressed his deep respect for the religion of Islam, considering it one of the divine religions that came with great human principles kidnapped by radical groups.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, the sides discussed potential economic projects worth $200 billion, according to a statement from the White House.