Aramco said to lead raft of Saudi-UK deals in Prince visit
11 March, 2018, 01:32
In the lead-up to the trip, tens of thousands of Britons had signed online petitions calling on Theresa May, the prime minister, to cancel MBS' visit over his actions towards his southern neighbour.
"The Crown Prince's visit has opened a new chapter in our two countries' historic relationship", British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Mohammed bin Salman's visit marked by protests against devastating war in Yemen and blockade of Qatar.
For days, activists have been calling for Britain to suspend arms sales to the kingdom.
It was not immediately clear whether any of those contracts included arms sales, with the spokesman simply adding that the signed deals included "direct Saudi investment in the United Kingdom and new Saudi public procurement with United Kingdom companies".
The war is being led by bin Salman, also Saudi Arabia's defense minister, with the help of the U.S. and the UK.
The British government is defending the sale of the planes to Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure to completely halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia with critics warning it will strengthen Riyadh's hand in its ongoing military campaign in Yemen.
HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer John Flint and Standard Chartered Group Plc CEO Bill Winters will be among several executives attending a closed-door meeting at the Saudi Arabian ambassador's residence in London to discuss topics including financing the future of the world's largest oil exporter, the people said, declining to be identified. After the meeting, however, May awarded bin Salman a family tree showing the descent of the Al Saud dynasty created by Queen Victoria's consul general in Jeddah in 1880.
"The archbishop voiced his distress at the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and asked that all that is possible be done to alleviate the suffering of civilian populations and to seek an end to the conflict", the statement said.
The UK has increased its weapons sales by around 500 percent since the onset of the Saudi invasion, according to a report by The Independent.
The UK and Saudi Arabia announced plans for a £100 million deal yesterday - and it's already has been branded a "national disgrace".
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