Saudi FM Meets British Media ahead of Crown Prince’s Visit

Saudi FM Meets British Media ahead of Crown Prince’s Visit

Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 18:15
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir held talks in London on Monday with representatives of the British media as part of preparations for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s upcoming trip to Britain.

Prince Mohammed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, is set to travel to Britain on Wednesday. He is due to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May.

“Our relationship is so strong that the talks will be broad and wide ranging. There will be agreements and memorandums of understanding signed in a number of areas involving a broad range of issues,” Jubeir said during the media briefing at the Saudi embassy.

Asked whether Britain’s departure from the EU, scheduled for March 2019, would affect Riyadh’s view of how attractive Britain is as an investment destination, al-Jubeir said: “We don’t think so. We think that Britain is one of the great powers.”

“British ingenuity and British technology and British know-how is not going to change whether you’re part of the EU or not part of the EU,” Jubeir added.

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