King Salman meets British finance minister Philip Hammond

Sunday 07th Jul 2019

King Salman met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at Al-Salam Palace, Jeddah, today to discuss financial investments between the two countries, and the ongoing Iran crisis. During the cordial meeting, King Salman and Hammond discussed strategies to develop economic ties and opportunities for both the UK and KSA.

Iran was a strong point of focus after recent incidents, which some believe may have set Saudi Arabia and the United States on a path to war. King Salman has taken a firm stance against Iran, but has stopped short of taking military action.

The meeting was also attended by the Saudi interior minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Saudi minister of state Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi minister of foreign affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan.

Also in attendance were Richard Oppenheim from the British Embassy in the Kingdom, Ken Costa, the special envoy for Vision 2030, and Duncan McCourt, special advisor of the British Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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