Saudi-UK CEO Forum Held in London

Saudi-UK CEO Forum Held in London

Saudi-UK CEO Forum Held in London

The three-day visit is also due to include lunch with May on Thursday at the prime minister's rural retreat, Chequers, and talks with Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Turkey has also worked with Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival in the Middle East, to try to reduce fighting in northern Syria in recent months, and Iranian and Turkish military chiefs exchanged visits a year ago, noted Reuters.

It's also prompted comparisons to the official welcome offered to US President Donald Trump that he has not yet been taken up and is set to be downgraded to a "working visit" in light of expected protests when he enters the UK.

But as Britain rolled out the red carpet for his visit, many people were furious about the visit considering Saudia Arabia's role in the war in Yemen and the country's human rights record. He went on to further criticise the Tory government for welcoming the prince.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (CR) and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (CL) pose for a photograph with other members of the British government and Saudi ministers and delegates at number 10 Downing Street in central London, on March 7, 2018.

May defended herself when questioned by her political opponent, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, at the weekly "Prime Minister's Questions" session in parliament.

He will seek to present an image of a friendlier, more tolerant Saudi Arabia which is modernizing fast and open for business.

The Memorandums of Understanding for 14 trade deals are due to be signed during the visit will be a boost to the United Kingdom as it tries to find viable long term trading partners post a Brexit exit with growing economies like Saudi Arabia, China and India and is a welcome relief to Prime Minister May as the Brexit talks are getting bogged down in sniping from both the United Kingdom and European Union officials. She made no mention of the 200 elites he ordered detained in the Ritz Carlton hotel in a purported corruption crackdown.

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Asked whether Bin Salman should have been invited to the U.K., May said the two countries had a historic relationship and one which had helped to potentially save hundreds of British lives - presumably because of anti-terrorism intelligence shared between the countries. Picture: Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP. Around 200 demonstrators also lined up outside Downing Street, where the crown prince visited May. Representative Andrew Smith wrote in Ceasefire magazine selling arms to Saudi Arabia is a "long and inglorious tradition" with no checks on their use. There are no controls over how these weapons will be used once they have left the United Kingdom, or who they will be used against.

Saudi Arabia is the main player in a coalition supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis in a war which has caused a humanitarian catastrophe.

They discussed Saudi Arabia's "Vision 2030" initiative, which is Mr Bin Salman's plan for the future of his country.

According to analysis by human rights charity Reprieve, executions have doubled under the crown prince.

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