Jeremy Hunt: Our strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia helps us to keep the UK safe

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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is received by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is received by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is received by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf and British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt meets Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt meets Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt meets Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on March 2, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 02 March 2019
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Jeremy Hunt: Our strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia helps us to keep the UK safe

  • The foreign secretary met Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh earlier on Saturday
  • He described progress on UN-backed peace talks on Yemen as “fragile but within sight”

RIYADH: Britain’s strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia helps to “keep the UK safe,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Saturday. 

Hunt met with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on Saturday in Riyadh. He described the meeting as “excellent.”

The foreign secretary is on a trip to the Gulf region to urge the immediate implementation of the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement.

Hunt said that he and Al-Jubeir agreed that progress on the agreement was “overdue,” and that it is “vital for Hodeidah to be cleared of militia urgently” so that a humanitarian corridor can be opened.

The foreign secretary met Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh earlier on Saturday. He described progress on UN-backed peace talks on Yemen as “fragile but within sight.”

Hunt also attended a Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit in Jeddah. 

On Friday, Hunt visited Muscat where he signed a joint declaration on UK-Omani relations and met Houthi militia spokesman Mohamed Abdul Salem. He is also due to visit the UAE. 

 

 

 

 

 


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.