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Hammond : We discussed how UK could engage with Saudi vision 2030

Monday, 30 May 2016

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told Al Arabiya News that he I talked with partners in Saudi Arabia about a number of regional issues, “as well as the relationship with Iran , the peace process in the Middle East and our ambition to see some progress in this area.”

During an interview with Al Arabiya channel, he added that he talked about the vision Saudi vision 2030 and the transformation plan implemented for the Saudi economy and how UK could be part of the this plan.

He also welcomed "progress" in Yemen peace talks, saying a solution to the conflict in the battered Arabian Peninsula country must be political, not military.

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