Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in London for his controversial three-day visit amid massive outcry and protests against Riyadh’s human rights violations and its deadly war on Yemen.
Bin Salman was welcomed at London airport by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson late on Tuesday. He had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday and is scheduled to dine later with Prince Charles and Prince William.
The Saudi delegation will also meet Prime Minister Theresa May and senior ministers inside the premier’s Downing Street offices to launch a UK-Saudi “Strategic Partnership Council,” focusing on cooperation in different spheres, including economy, education and culture, as well as defense and security.
The three-day visit will also include a briefing with national security officials and a visit to May’s country residence.
As welcoming ceremonies were underway for the Saudi crown prince, anti-war activists…