Saudi Crown Prince Historic Three Day Visit To Britain
Saudi Crown Prince Historic Three Day Visit To Britain: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also known as MBS, serving as First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Minister of Defense the world’s youngest office holder was on his three day visit to UK.
In order to reshape and update priorities for both countries Saudi Prince prominent UK officials. He met at Buckingham Palace to see Queen Elizabeth II and Theresa May at start of UK visit. Prime Minister Theresa May’s said that the connection UK have with Saudi Arabia is historic and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country as Saudi Arabia has been an ally with a special relationship linking the two kingdoms over the past eight decades.
Prince Charles and Prince William held a dinner at Clarence House in honor of the crown prince. the crown prince then visited the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace in south London where he was shown a rare copy of an ancient Quran manuscript that was discovered a few years ago at Birmingham University.
In a Business meeting, both countries have agreed upon the launch of the UK-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership Council, a £65 billion ($90 billion) mutual trade and investment target. It will include direct investment in Britain and new Saudi public procurement from British companies spreading across sectors including finance, education, health care, renewable energy and defense.
In a meeting with UK Defense Secretary, Gavin Williamson, they discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the war on terror, and the fight against extremism. They signed two memorandums to improve Saudi defense capabilities and to increase cooperation in the areas of knowledge transfer, manufacturing partnership, training, research and technical support under Vision 2030. Both countries emphasized on a political solution as the only way to end conflict in Yemen.
Saudi Prince MBS first visit was highly promoted by UK media that included adverts in newspapers promoting the crown prince and Saudi Arabia however he did not speak publicly during the trip. His visit mainly included meetings with bankers, executives and lawmakers.