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Saudi Crown Prince, British FM Discuss Regional Developments

Saudi Crown Prince, British FM Discuss Regional Developments

Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 09:00
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Raab in Neom. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks in Neom on Monday with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Discussions focused on bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields.

They also reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East and efforts exerted towards them to boost security and stability.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah and Minister of Commerce Dr. Majid al-Qasabi.

Raab later held talks with Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman. Discussions focused on the strategic partnership between their countries, bolstering regional security and stability and peace efforts in Yemen.

Raab then met his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal, for talks on bilateral relations, the strategic Saudi-British partnership and regional developments.

Raab later told Al Arabiya that Riyadh and London face common challenges, including Iran. He said that they were working on holding Tehran to account for its destabilizing behavior.

Iran should never be allowed to obtain nuclear military capabilities, he added.

He also hailed Saudi Vision 2030 as “bold and ambitious,” highlighting the major change taking place in Saudi Arabia through the reforms that are being spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed.

Raab is expected to arrive in Baghdad on Tuesday for talks with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.

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