The TFTC now consists of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and of course, the US and Saudi Arabia.
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speak upon Trump's arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017. Trump also planned to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, an important key Jewish holy site. Here are six figures who praised the president for his Middle East trip.
During the stop in Saudi Arabia, Trump delivered a speech to a group of leaders from dozens of Muslim nations.
In his first keynote speech overseas, Trump sought to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world and focused on his desire to curb Iran's influence in the region. The reception marked a contrast from his difficulties at home where he is struggling to contain a mushrooming scandal after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago.
The White House has said it doesn't expect any sort of breakthrough on the peace process on this trip. The Trump administration drew the ire of some Israelis this week when officials declined to state that the Western Wall was part of Israel, as has been USA policy. Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission.
A World Bank administration official previously told The Associated Press that Trump wouldn't have a formal authority role in the fund or in soliciting donations but would be a "strong advocate". "That may be but not necessarily because they don't have those feelings there but because they control people and don't allow them to come and express their feelings quite the same as we do here".
On Sunday, Israel authorised some economic concessions to the Palestinians that a Cabinet statement said "will ease daily civilian life in the Palestinian Authority after (Trump) who arrives tomorrow, asked to see some confidence building steps".
Trump on Saturday signed a $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia alongside Salman and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The president planned to be softer than he was on the campaign trail, using "Islamist extremism" rather than "radical Islamic terrorism".
The President further pledged to work alongside the West Asian nations to combat extremist ideology in the region as all the countries from the U.S. to India, Australia to Russian Federation - have been "victim of terrorism and have suffered repeated barbaric attacks".
"Nothing helps you learn and understand people better than coming to their homes, where they live and seeing them face to face, seeing their families, and seeing their communities, finding out we all share the same wants and desires for ourselves and our people, and our families - peace, prosperity, we want our children to grow up without fear", he said.