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Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

He is only 32, with no long record of big jobs to test him or to bring him into contact with the West.

Dr. Mohamed Ramady is an energy economist and geo political expert on the GCC and former Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and co author of "OPEC in a Post Shale world - where to next?'".

Not only is he young, ...

'Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Islam, dominates life in Saudi Arabia, and all Saudis are considered Muslims, ' Open Doors said on its website.

Ford Motor Company has begun the inaugural session of Ford Driving Skills for Life for Her, a special variation of Ford's global safe driving program for teens and new drivers, in Saudi Arabia.

During his recent visit to Egypt, his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the Saudi throne, the crown prince also accused Turkey of trying to reinstate the Islamic Caliphate which was abolished almost a century ago when the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Reuters reported on March 7, citing Egypt's Al-Shorouk newspaper.

Later this month Prince Mohammed visits the United States, which also wants the lucrative listing, although sources said both countries might miss out.

"The meeting agreed a landmark ambition for around 65 billion pounds of mutual trade and investment opportunities over the coming years, including direct investment in the United Kingdom and new Saudi public procurement with United Kingdom companies", a spokeswoman from Prime Minister Theresa May's office said in a statement.

During the meeting, Archbishop Welby raised concerns about the limits placed on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia, "and highlighted the importance for leaders of all faiths to support freedom of religion or belief, drawing on the experience of the UK".

Business deals are possible with the British defense group BAE Systems and the European arms manufacturer MBDA, but also gas exploration agreement, petrochemicals and other industries may be concluded.

The crown prince dined with British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace before making his way to 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting with May.

The three-day visit will include a second royal meeting - dinner with Prince Charles and Prince William, a briefing with national security officials and a prestigious visit to the Premier's residence.

During Prime Minister's Questions, the Prime Minister said that the Government was increasing aid to Yemen and was engaging with the Saudi government over ending the war.

Demonstrators are protesting against Britain for licensing 4.6 billion pounds of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia since 2015.


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