/Saudi Arabia and UK hail multibillion-dollar alliance amid protests and political stress

Saudi Arabia and UK hail multibillion-dollar alliance amid protests and political stress

Protesters opposite Downing Street organised by Stop the War Coalition on March 7, 2018.

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Protesters reverse Downing Avenue organised by Cease the Conflict Coalition on March 7, 2018.

“Following the assembly of the Strategic Partnership Council, the prime minister and the crown prince acquired a briefing from U.Ok. nationwide safety officers on international coverage points, together with Yemen,” the spokesperson stated.

“The prime minister raised our deep issues on the humanitarian state of affairs in Yemen. The prime minister and crown prince agreed on the significance of full and unfettered humanitarian and business entry, together with by way of the ports, and {that a} political resolution was finally the one option to finish the battle and humanitarian struggling in Yemen,” the spokesperson stated.

“Additionally they mentioned Iran, agreeing on the significance of working collectively to counter Iran’s destabilizing regional exercise, and Iraq, together with the significance of supporting reconstruction efforts.”

On Thursday, the crown prince will attend a enterprise convention in London earlier than travelling to the prime minister’s nation residence, Chequers, in Buckinghamshire outdoors London, earlier than returning to the capital.