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Prince Charles Holds Dinner in Honor of Saudi Crown Prince

09 March, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Prince Charles Holds Dinner in Honor of Saudi Crown Prince

Photographs posted online showed London taxis displaying advertising graphics welcoming PrinceMohammed, and electronic billboards around the capital promoted pro-Saudi messages with the hashtag #anewsaudiarabia.

MBS, as the young prince is known, is being touted as a revolutionary back home. He lifted a ban on cinemas and presided over a decision to allow women to drive.

The meeting at Lambeth Palace was also attended by one of the Church of England's first senior female bishops, Christine Hardman, the bishop of Newcastle, and Nick Baines, the bishop of Leeds.

Both the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia are already providing support to progress economic development across the East and Horn of Africa.

"What conclusion should we draw?"

He added: "Be in no doubt: the future of Saudi Arabia - and indeed the region and the wider Muslim world - depends on his success". He had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday and is scheduled to dine later with Prince Charles and Prince William.

It is being held to coincide with a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the UK.

The UK and Saudi Arabia agreed a goal of 65 billion pounds ($90 billion) of mutual trade and investment in the coming years, with Prime Minister Theresa May's office calling it a "vote of confidence" in the economy before Britain leaves the European Union.

According to one estimate, sales of British weapons to Saudi Arabia increased nearly 500 percent, to 4.6 billion pounds ($6.4 billion), after 2015, when the Saudi intervention in Yemen began. It's battling the rebel Houthi movement in Yemen, and is backed by the USA and United Kingdom. The kingdom faces wide global criticism for its airstrikes killing civilians and striking markets, hospitals and other civilian targets.




Hundreds of people joined the protest outside Downing Street in central London calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's bombardment of Yemen-and Britain's complicity in it. There was even an activist dressed up as the prince holding fake corpses wrapped in sheets, with fake blood.

He then quizzed the prince for an hour on topics including religion and the human rights crisis.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 to reinstall its former Riyadh-allied government.

A Saudi-led coalition has been conducting military operations there in an attempt to reinstate Yemen's official government after much of the country was seized by Houthi rebels.

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud had to meet with the British monarch as the first point of his visit, accompanied by a demonstration of the relations created to help expand the long-standing defense links in a wider partnership.

"We have a long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia in terms of supporting Saudi compliance with worldwide humanitarian law and in armed forces training".

Turkey has also worked with Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival in the Middle East, to try to reduce fighting in northern Syria in recent months, and Iranian and Turkish military chiefs exchanged visits a year ago, noted Reuters. NY and Hong Kong are also vying for the spot as the Saudi royal family searches for a stock market listing for the kingdom's state-owned oil company. "And it's caused the biggest cholera epidemic in the world". "Hopefully by the time they're ready there will be bigger institutions than Aramco".

He will head to America after his stop in Britain.

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