First Lady Melania Trump who has managed to keep a low public profile so far announced she will be accompanying her husband President Trump on his first official foreign trip as President of the United States on Friday.  This will be her first trip as the First Lady of the United States since President Trump assumed office.

The President and First Lady will be accompanied by senior Administration officials, a contingent of business leaders and the press corp.

First Lady Melania Trump who will accompany her husband President Trump on an 8-day foreign trip will engage in her own spousal programs on the side during NATO and G-7 summits. Credit: AP

The 9-day five-stop foreign trip will take them to the Middle East and Europe with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, Brussels and Sicily.

The Trumps are scheduled to depart on Friday and return to Washington on May 27.

The first stop is Riyadh where the President is scheduled to meet with 50 Sunni Arab leaders for a conference and engagement in peace, security, investment and other related issues. From there, the President will head to Israel.

President Trump and first lady Melania meet with King of Jordan’ Abdullah and Queen Rania at the White House. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

While in the region, President Trump will take the time to visit some of the historic sites.

From the Middle East, the President and his entourage will head to Rome where he is scheduled to have an audience with the Pope and then to Sicily to attend a G7 summit. They will also make a stop in Brussels where Trump will attend a NATO summit.

“I am very excited for the upcoming trip,” said the First Lady in a statement.

“This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and foreign relations, it will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspectives.”

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the White House on Mothers Day.  The Trumps are embarking on their first foreign trip as the First Couple since Trump assumed office. Credit: Associated Press

While First Lady Melania Trump all accompany the President, she is expected to engage in her own events during the 8-day five-stop trip.

She will attend spousal programs at the NATO and G-7 Summits and is expected to deliver remarks to the U.S. military forces personnel and families in Italy.

An official letter released by the White House on the First Lady’s announcement to travel with the President on their first foreign trip as President and First Lady of the U.S. Credit: White House

The White House has not released the full itinerary or schedule of the trip.

The First Lady has engaged in separate events on her own at the White House on Mothers’ Day, hosting military families and spouses, other First Ladies, kids and visiting schools among others.

 

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