Urgent Question: UK relationship with Saudi Arabia: 7 March 2018

07 March 2018

Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Vince Cable, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The question was responded to by the Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, who stated that "the Prime Minister and the Crown Prince will launch a new and ambitious strategic partnership between our two countries, which will allow us to discuss a range of bilateral matters and foreign policy issues of mutual interest."

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