UK, Saudi Arabia sign $2bn deals as Crown Prince ends trip

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The two parties discussed as well the promising opportunities in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030, the developments in the Middle East and the world, and the efforts to combat terrorism.

Each one of the advanced jets costs around £130million and is made by British firm BAE Systems.

The meeting was attended by the military delegation accompanying the Crown Prince and senior officials of the British Ministry of Defense.

For days, activists have been calling for Britain to suspend arms sales to the kingdom.

A final deal would not resurrect those jobs, the company said, but would provide continuing employment to 5,000 people working on the Typhoons....

Bin Salman, who was in London from Wednesday until Friday, is regarded as the architect of Riyadh's three-year war on Yemen.

On Friday, Save the Children's chief executive Kevin Watkins said Saudi Arabia was "orchestrating what will potentially become the worst starvation in the last 50 years".

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Before his visit, the 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed had emphasised the importance of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia regarding security.

It follows a trip to Egypt earlier in the week when Prince Mohammed met Coptic Pope Tawadros II in Cairo.

May defended the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen suggesting "their involvement ... came at the request of the legitimate government of Yemen, it is backed by the United Nations Security Council and as such we support it", she said.

James Denselow, the head of humanitarian policy and advocacy for Save the Children, said that despite glowing appraisals from Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom foreign secretary, Saudi Arabia had precipitated "a humanitarian disaster".

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman leaves 10 Downing Street in London, March 7, 2018.

Trade deals worth 65 billion GBP were agreed to during MbS' visit to the UK.

However, the UK's opposition and aid sector have reacted angrily to the deal amid growing concerns over Saudi Arabia's war crimes in neighboring Yemen.

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