Saudi-UK talks focus on security, trade


RIYADH, APR 06, (DNA) – The Saudi-UK talks held in the capital Wednesday focused on security and strengthening business relationships between the two countries, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in a statement following the meeting between King Salman and British Prime Minister Theresa May at Al-Yamamah Palace.

The two leaders discussed cooperation in bilateral relations.

The talks also focused on recent developments in regional and international situations.

During the meeting, King Salman awarded May the Order of King Abdulaziz.

The honor has in the past been awarded to other G-7 heads of state, including former US President Obama, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to a Downing Street spokesperson, May and King Salman held talks on a wide range of subjects, including security.

“They also discussed working together to address the humanitarian situation in Yemen,” the spokesperson said.=DNA