British Foreign Office creates special webpage for Crown Prince’s visit


Saudi Gazette report

— The British Foreign Office has created a special page on its website to mark Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s visit to Britain.

“Saudi Arabia is among the largest political, diplomatic and economic powers in the Middle East and with the 32-year-old Crown Prince embarking on a major program of domestic reforms, the visit will usher in a new era in our bilateral relations,” says the webpages which highlights various topics under titles: ‘Saudi Arabia and Britain: Cradle of the Arab World,’ ‘Promoting our Prosperity,’ ‘Saudi Arabia is Changing,’ ‘Protecting Our Peoples’ and ‘International Engagement’.

The home page of the website says: “Britain and Saudi Arabia have been allies for over a century dating back to the First World War. The United Kingdom was one the first nations to both recognize the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and form diplomatic relations, and when Saudi Arabia opened its embassy in London in 1930 it was only their second official foreign affairs body overseas. Ibn Saud, the founder and first Monarch of Saudi Arabia was granted a knighthood in the Order of the Bath in 1935.

“On 7th March 2018, Britain’s relationship with one of our oldest friends in the Middle East will begin a new chapter with the visit of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.”