UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab meets with Saudi deputy defense minister

Tue, 2021-06-08 08:12

DUBAI: The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, met with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Monday, state news agency SPA reported.
During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them, especially in the area of defense.
They also discussed Saudi Arabia and the UK’s efforts to enhance, maintain and protect regional security from any threats – as well as establishing international peace and security.

The two also spoke about recent developments in Yemen, with a focus on the Saudi initiative to end the Yemeni crisis.

Earlier the same day Raab had met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Neom – Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Minister of Trade Majid Al-Qasabi also attended the meeting.

After his meeting with the crown prince, Raab said the “UK warmly welcomes the Kingdom’s commitment to increasing the use of renewable energy by 50 percent by 2030.”

 

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