In some cases, the battle veered into absurd territory, such as when pro-Saudi advertisements were placed next to online articles criticizing the crown prince.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The meeting agreed a landmark ambition for around £65 billion of mutual trade and investment opportunities over the coming years, including direct investment in the United Kingdom and new Saudi public procurement with United Kingdom companies". 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.
They contend Saudi Arabia still has a poor human rights record both domestically - the kingdom carried out over 100 executions in 2017 alone - and internationally.
Welby also "voiced his distress" about the ongoing conflict in Yemen where is fuelled by Saudi-led airstrikes and has been described by the United Nations as "the world's worst humanitarian disaster for 50 years".
In his most unbridled attack yet on Saudi Arabia's involvement in the three-year Yemen conflict, Jeremy Corbyn said during prime minister's questions the country was responsible for putting millions at risk of starvation.
AEI Saudi, the firm behind the advertisements, is a consulting business that was registered in Riyadh in 2002. Saudi Arabia is now the top destination for British-manufactured weapons. "It is great that the Saudi leadership has taken recently several decisions to enable Saudi women to take up more jobs in the local employment market and the ministry is extending continuous support to women, especially women with special needs to enter the job market", she added.
Britian's role in supporting the Saudi-led coalition through continuing arms sales has consistently come under fire from anti-war activists, and in early 2018 campaigners called on the British PM Theresa May to cancel bin Salman's state visit. A sign on the van said May should tell the crown prince: "Stop the slaughter, start peace talks!" The Save the Children charity protested the visit by installing a statue of a child near parliament "to draw attention to the violence that is being fuelled, in part, by British-made bombs".
It is unclear who is winning the PR battle - other than advertising agencies, of course.
However, the protests outside Parliament seem to have resonated inside Westminster.
A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-allied rebels in Yemen since 2015 in a war that has killed more than 10,000 people and driven the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of starvation.
"The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country", May responded, as opposition lawmakers shouted "shame".
The Saudi delegation then met May at her offices to launch a UK-Saudi Strategic Partnership Council.
"Following the meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council, the prime minister and the crown prince received a briefing from United Kingdom national security officials on foreign policy issues, including Yemen", the spokesperson said.
Britain is looking for bigger trading partners as it leaves the European Union, and broadening its economic relationship with Saudi Arabia would help it do that.
So could a Saudi woman ever become the chief executive officer of Aramco - the giant state oil company that's planning one of the largest initial public offerings in history?
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