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Saudi King, Theresa May Discuss Regional Developments, Situation in Yemen

Saudi King, Theresa May Discuss Regional Developments, Situation in Yemen

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 08:00
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives British Prime Minister and holds talks with Theresa May/SPA

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, held talks on Wednesday evening with British Prime Minister Theresa May at his palace in Riyadh, during which they reviewed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them, in addition to developments in the region.

The talks were held in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister.

May had landed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on an official visit to the Kingdom, her second in less than 6 months.The premier last visited Saudi Arabia in April.

In a related development, a spokesperson for the prime minister said: “The meeting between King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and May discussed enhancing the friendship bonds between Riyadh and London,” adding that the talks focused on cooperation and dialogues concerning the latest developments in the region, particularly in Yemen.

“May is very pleased to visit Saudi Arabia for a second time, which reflects the level of partnership and cooperation between Britain and the most important regional State,” the spokesperson said.

Earlier Wednesday, May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi, with whom she discussed the fight against terrorism and ways to enhance bilateral relations.

May is on a three-day tour to the Middle East. She is expected to visit Jordan on Thursday.

Also on Wednesday, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques held official talks at his palace with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

During the meeting, the two reviewed potentials of cooperation between the Kingdom and Bulgaria in various fields.

Borisov also met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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