Saudi to issue multiple entry visa to UK business people soon
Plans are underway for a multiple entry visa for British business people visiting Saudi Arabia
Plans are underway for a multiple entry visa for British business people visiting Saudi Arabia, sources have revealed to Al Arabiya. The new agreement will see the multiple entry visas issued for a five-year period.
The agreement comes less than six months after the UK decided to leave the European Union. The decision means that the UK can develop its relations with the Gulf - especially Saudi Arabia. The Gulf is the second largest market for British exports.
The news comes at the end of the 37th Gulf Cooperation Council summit which was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. She was the first British PM to attend the two-day summit, that was held in the Bahraini capital Manama. She’s the 3rd Western leader to be invited to the summit.
During her visit to Bahrain, May has been looking to open a new page in relations between the UK and Gulf states. She will work on the establishment of a stronger partnership based on security and prosperity.
An agreement will be signed with Bahrain for training in combating terrorism and preventing the transfer of funds to terrorist organizations. Britain will also be supporting Gulf countries to protect their internal affairs from Iranian interventions seeking to destabilize the region.
Britain is keen to show its major role in protecting the security and prosperity of trade, especially after Brexit.